Whether you're curious about edible education or a long time supporter, please consider Edible Schoolyard NYC as one of the non-profit organizations that you donate to this year.
Edible Schoolyard NYC’s mission is to support edible education for every child in New York City. We partner with New York City public schools to cultivate healthy students and communities through hands-on cooking and gardening education, transforming children’s relationship with food.
In New York City, nearly 25% of children are food insecure and 94% of children don't eat enough vegetables.
These issues disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color, perpetuating an unjust and inequitable food system.
Edible Schoolyard NYC aims to instill a love of healthy food in children through hands-on cooking and gardening classes.
Along with improved understanding of how food grows and where it comes from, studies and firsthand experience show that the type of experiential garden and kitchen education offered by Edible Schoolyard NYC helps students develop other critical life skills, including:
- A sense of responsibility, agency, and ownership of their actions
- Increased interest in physical activity
- Improved social skills, such as teamwork and leadership
- Increased parental involvement
We believe in a future where all children are empowered to make healthy food choices for themselves, their communities, and their environments.
For those of you who have been so kind as to donate, volunteer or just be part of my support system throughout my time with ESYNYC, thank you! I appreciate you with my whole heart - and I hope you'll contribute to growing our vision through our Crowdrise campaign!
Learn more at www.edibleschoolyardnyc.org.