Access to Fresh and Affordable Foods in Low-Income Communities

Date: 11/20/2009
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Presented by the Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA) with the International Public Service Association (IPSA) and Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA) Student Groups

Considering the WPA's theme this year, "Poverty in the United States: A Plurality of Perspectives," it is our goal to raise awareness regarding some of the challenges that are prevalent in urban communities. With this particular event, we will be assessing the hardships that low-income New Yorkers face in securing quality food at a decent price. Most importantly, we want to highlight the important work being done to overcome those challenges.

Come hear from a variety of voices such as that of practitioners, those concerned with policy regarding this topic area, and researchers. Afterward, join us for an optional hands-on experience at an urban farm engaging in creative practices to provide fresh and affordable food to inner-city residents. A light breakfast will be served at the panel.


Jennifer Berg, Professor of Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health and the Program Director for Steinhardt's Graduate Program in Food Studies and Food Management.

Jeni Clapp, Deputy Director of Policy and Research for Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

Ivan Marvy,  Co-Founder and Director of Added Value

Kerry Birnbach,  Coordinator of the Interfaith Voices Against Hunger (IVAH)