Other

Project Title

Providing Nutrition Assistance and Social Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Grant Amount

$50,000

Priority Area

Other

Date Awarded

May 22, 2020

Region

NYC

Status

In Progress

Website

http://www.projecteats.org/

The global coronavirus has brought uncertainty and anxiety into people’s lives, workplaces, and neighborhoods, particularly for those who work to improve the health of our communities.

During this difficult time, many organizations across New York State are working tirelessly to keep people safe, especially the most vulnerable. In response, NYSHealth is supporting statewide and local efforts to address emerging health care and public health needs in the wake of the pandemic. In 2020, NYSHealth awarded Project EATS a grant to address the nutrition and social support needs of residents of Brownsville and East New York during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under this grant, Project EATS will package and distribute fresh produce from its urban farms, prepared meals, and non-perishable goods to residents of Brownsville and East New York. It will also produce and distribute a weekly newsletter with community information, nutrition facts and recipes, online activities and games, and learning content for youth. Additionally, Project EATS will provide opportunities and activities that will enable community members to create or experience artistic projects together while practicing social distancing.

View a complete list of COVID-19 response and relief efforts grantees.