Community Announcements

About FSNYC's Community Announcements

Food Systems Network NYC posts announcements from organizations, institutions, and businesses in and around NYC whose programs, work, practices, or research helps to advance or inform FSNYC's mission to establish a just and vibrant regional food and farm economy that promotes human and environmental health and prevents hunger.

To submit an announcement, email

Americorps Opportunity: Go! Healthy Food Justice Coordinator, The Children's Aid Society

The Go! Healthy Food Justice Coordinator will coordinate our food justice program, which is an after-school program for middle and high school students.  The program aims to empower young people to explore what food means to them and to their community from various perspectives, including how it intersects with their neighborhood’s cultural, racial, economic, ecological, historical and health landscapes.  The program will be implemented at several sites in East Harlem, the South Bronx and Northern Staten Island. S/he will lead a group of Food Justice facilitators, refine the curriculum, teach the program directly to youth in after-school programs, and help to assess the impact of the program. S/he will report to Director of Food and Nutrition Programs.

Volunteers needed! Cooking Matters at the Store for WIC Parents

Cooking Matters at the Store for WIC Parents (, a Public Health Solutions program funded by Share Our Strength, shows WIC recipients and their families how to shop for and prepare healthy food on a budget with the help of dedicated volunteers who lead neighborhood grocery store tours.

Job Opportunity: Part-time Temporary Operations & Communications Assistant, Food Systems Network NYC

Operations & Communications Assistant


Food Systems Network NYC (FSNYC) is a membership-based organization designed to foster communication and cultivate community amongst various stakeholders and professionals working across the food system. Members gather monthly for Open Networking meetings to share information; discuss public policy; and encourage collaboration.


We are seeking an energetic, reliable, independent individual who is enthusiastic about educating the public and building community around food systems issues to fill a part-time, temporary Operations & Communications Assistant position. FSNYC is currently going through a strategic planning process, which is expected to end in the early fall. The position will run through the completion of the strategic planning process and there may be a possibility to extend. Responsibilities include supporting FSNYC’s General Coordinator and:


Internship Opportunities: 3 positions, Just Food

Below are 3 current opportunities with Just Food.  They are looking for some great, committed interns!
Just Food’s mission is to empower and support community-led projects that increase access to locally and sustainably grown food, especially in underserved NYC neighborhoods. Just Food provides training, technical assistance, and education to community leaders to start Community Supported Agriculture groups (CSA); community-run, urban agriculture-based farmers’ markets; urban chicken projects; and farm to food pantry initiatives. Just Food also trains community members to provide education in fundamental cooking and sustainable urban agriculture skills for their neighbors and to advocate to make their corner of New York City a healthier and more sustainable place to live and eat.
The links above take you directly to the position descriptions and people can apply for any of the above positions by sending me ( an email with their resume and cover letter.
This link is where we post our opportunities as well:

Update: NYC Community Garden Coalition Day in Court on June 10th

On April 18, 2014, the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) and the People’s Coalition of Coney Island filed a lawsuit against the City of New York and iStar Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries on behalf of the Boardwalk Community Garden, which was bulldozed in the middle of the night on December 28th 2013.


In the lawsuit, the NYCCGC cites issues with the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) process used to determine what effect the project would have on the surrounding environment. The lawsuit states that the initial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), meant to disclose the social, economic, and environmental impacts of a project, was based on limited and inaccurate information. The City's plans have called for paving over the entire area of the Boardwalk Community with concrete in order to build an outdoor for-profit amphitheater, a “Seaside Park and Community Arts Center.”