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Providing Locally Grown Food to New Yorkers in Need

Foodlink, an emergency food provider in Rochester, New York, aims to build a hunger-free community fed by a sustainable regional food system. The Farm to Institution New York State Leadership Team, a partnership supported by American Farmland Trust, met at Foodlink headquarters last week to strategize about ways to increase the amount of food grown in New York that is served by emergency food providers, colleges, hospitals, schools and other institutions. During the Buy Local track of the upcoming Harvesting Opportunities in New York conference, panelists will share innovative strategies for providing local, healthy foods to all New Yorkers – including citizens at most risk of hunger and malnutrition.  Speakers in these workshops will highlight ways that farmers markets programs such as FreshConnect, emergency food providers and other food outlets can improve the health of New Yorkers while expanding sales for farmers and food businesses. 


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