Food Systems Network NYC is a membership organization working toward universal access to nourishing, affordable food. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, the Network is helping to establish a just and vibrant regional food and farm economy that promotes human and environmental health and prevents hunger.


We embrace the following values:

  • Access to nourishing food is a basic human right integral to healthy individuals and healthy communities.
  • Every stakeholder has a voice in food systems issues -- from agricultural producers and food processors to distributors, emergency food providers, marketers, shoppers, and eaters.
  • Collaboration among stakeholders is a critical tool for making effective change in food systems policy and programs.
  • Diversity of food sources, distribution channels, and access opportunities is fundamental to healthy food systems.