New York Faith and Justice
New York Faith and Justice (NYFJ) is made up of churches, organizations, and individuals committed to ending poverty in New York through education and direct advocacy. NYFJ’s Legacy Project Pressing for Food Justice to Press Against Diabetes aimed to educate and activate the Black and Latino communities from diverse faiths in Harlem and the South Bronx regarding food disparity, and to collaborate on advocacy efforts to address food deserts in New York City through local government policies. In October of 2010, the Food, Faith, and Health Disparities Summit brought together 150 faith leaders and community members from all five boroughs of New York City to discuss problems and solutions to food access. Six food justice working groups were formed at the summit to address the key strategies identified and remain active. Learn more on the New York Faith and Justice blog.