Thank you to our friends at Guardian for helping make The Chris Canty Camp of Champions such a success for 300 New York City kids. Learn more.
Can you dig it?
Many low-income New Yorkers live in "food deserts"--neighborhoods with virtually no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Not surprisingly, these New Yorkers typically have much higher incidences of obesity, heart disease and other diet-related disorders. In effort to address this, United Way of New York City launched its Urban Farms initiative to provide fresh produce where it is desperately needed, educate people on the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, and unite neighbors around an initiative that benefits the whole community. A typical urban farm provides approximately 1,200 pounds of fresh produce to its community each growing season.
United Way of New York City recently held an event in the Hamptons to raise funds for our Urban Farms initiative. Learn more about the Tom Colicchio-hosted event and the campaign that it launched at whatsonthetable.org.