The Stone Barns Center (SBC) for Food and Agriculture’s Mobile Kitchen Classroom program has expanded to Bronx Compass School—making it their second school in The Bronx and fourth school in total. The program empowers children through food education, focusing on the connections between food, culture, and community. In a Mobile Kitchen Classroom students work with farm-fresh produce, cooking equipment, and guest Stone Barns Center farmers, entrepreneurs, and chefs. Students take field trips to SBC as well. The program is also offered at Equality Charter School in the Bronx. [Westchester Magazine]
One Bronx community healthy food organization, The Blk Projek experienced a major set back recently after their mobile market was vandalized. The rehabilitated and decorated former school bus helps the The Blk Projek bring healthy food education to SoBro through curbside cooking demos and urban farming. The damage to the bus has left founders Imani Vidal and Tanya Fields desperate for assistance to keep the project alive. Visit The Blk Projek’s Facebook to learn how you can donate time or funding to help get this mobile market back to the community. [CBS New York]
A recent article from Huffington Post declares The Bronx is “Dying from Lack of Nutritious Foods“. The article highlights the borough’s lack of accessibility to healthy, affordable food, residents’ reliance on bodegas in place of absent supermarkets, and our tread to a healthier transition. [Huffington Post]
Chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdain hosted the 14th annual Food for Thought Fundraiser for the students at the Bronx Academy of Letters earlier this month. The specialty high school focuses on communication through writing. The event was held on March 16th at NYC landmark Guastavino’s New York with a tasting dinner by some of New York’s best chefs like Marcus Samuelsson and April Bloomfield.
Cover image: Stone Barns Center Mobile Kitchen Classroom via Vimeo