About & History
Food Systems Network NYC (FSNYC) was established to address the gaps and imbalances in the food systems serving New York City. These gaps and imbalances negatively affect the nutrition and health of New York City residents as well as the strength of our regional food and farm economy, and they require a coordinated response to achieve significant improvement.
Our group is composed of professionals, students, and food advocates and individuals from not-for-profit organizations and government agencies with expertise in nutrition, hunger, health, local food, and agriculture.
Our members convene monthly at open networking meetings that are designed to foster collaboration through information sharing and community building, educate around critical food policy issues, and promote opportunities for individuals to partner on specific projects and initiatives. Members are also encouraged to participate in FSNYC’s activities by serving on or more of its committees: Policy, Membership, Programming, Communications, Development, Governance, or FoodAction.
In addition, FSNYC encourages collaboration, resource sharing, and education online through its website and monthly newsletter sent to over 2,000 subscribers. Articles and relevant information are contributed on an on-going basis by Network members and friends.
FSNYC was founded in 2004 through the efforts of the New York City Nutrition Education Network and the Council on the Environment of New York City to complement the emerging food policy council movement.
To become a member, fill out an enrollment form, available at FSNYC events or online at http://foodsystemsnyc.org/joinnow
ORGANIZATIONS WITH WHICH OUR MEMBERS ARE AFFILIATED:
American Farmland Trust
Ann Dedman Neal LLC
Beyond Oil NYC
Blue Sky Bakery
Bon Secours New York Health System
Bronx Aids Services
Brooklyn Food Coalition
Cambridge Leadership Associates
Cater To You
Coalition for Asian American Children & Families
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of New York City
CUNY Graduate Center
Empire State Development
Family Cook Productions
FGE Food and Nutrition Team
Food Bank For New York City
Food Coop Alliance of NY
Hol-Life Industries LLC
Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
INTACT Community Development Corporation of NY
London Food Link
Making Food Work
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
New York University
Northeast Organic Farming Association
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Open Space Institute
Polony & Manhattan Land Trusts
Public Health Solutions
Raise the Roof Farms
Scenic Hudson Land Trust
Second Chance Foundation
Slow Food NYC
Sow & Eat
Staten Island Technical High School
United Way of NYC
Watershed Ag Council
Weill Cornell Medical College
Download a copy of the FSNYC Fact Sheet here.