The Final Mile: Food Bank For New York City
Photo credit: Food Bank For New York City
Nearly one in five New Yorkers needs a food pantry or soup kitchen at some point in the year. Most of that food comes to them from a 90,000sf warehouse in the Hunts Point Cooperative Market, home to Food Bank For New York City since its founding in 1983. Catch a ride up to this remarkable facility with the Food Bank’s VP for Research & Public Affairs, Triada Stampas. On-site, participants will be joined by Dan Cinquemani, VP for Food Distribution, who will help the group to better understand the unique food distribution network that runs in parallel to our retail food system to keep the network of approximately 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens around the city supplied.
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City’s dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is made possible with generous support from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.
Open House New York
New York, NY 10010