As part of its Building Healthy Communities priority area, NYHealth supported a wide range of projects to increase residents’ access to healthy, affordable food options. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 NYHealth also made a series of rapid response grants to support food access-related efforts around New York State. Learn more about our grantees’ work:

Active Citizen Project/Project EATS


American Farmland Trust

Brotherhood Sister/Sol

Clinton County Health Department

Community Food Advocates

Field & Fork Network


Global Strategic Leadership Network of Churches 


Hunger Solutions New York

Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation

Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Myrtle Ave Revitalization Project

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

 Niagara University

North Star Fund

Pace-Natural Resources Defense Council

Partnership for a Healthier America & Foodlink

Teens for Food Justice

Wellness in the Schools

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

A group of young children work together to plant seeds in an urban community farm. Strawberries, plums, peaches, grapes, and other fruits at a fruit stand in a farmers market.