The $50,000 grant will allow the Sunset Park Family Health Center to provide farmer-produced products to Brooklynites facing food insecurity.
New York State Senator Iwen Chu recently committed $50,000 in funding to the Sunset Park Family Support Center at NYU Langone in Brooklyn.
The money was awarded through the New York Food for New York Families grant program, a state-wide initiative that provides critical funding to food pantries, medical centers, and other nonprofits to purchase fresh, locally grown food products. who are farmers.
The grant will allow the Sunset Park Family Health Center, which provides health care services to residents throughout Sunset Park and Southern Brooklyn, to distribute products produced by farmers to local communities. community facing food insecurity.
“The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone would like to thank Senator Chu for his continued support in bringing food to the underserved community of Sunset Park.” Larry McReynolds, executive director of Family Health Centers at NYU Langone,.
“As a health provider, we know the impact healthy, fresh food has on a person’s physical and mental well-being. This grant will help bridge the food insecurity gap within our neighborhood, which will ultimately make the residents healthier.”
In addition to the grant, during Thanksgiving week, Senator Chu also extended his support to the center by donating 30 turkeys and participating in the Thanksgiving food distribution program in healthcare facilities.
“Sunset Park Family Health Center is an incredible partner in our community, and this funding will go a long way toward closing the food insecurity gap for families in my district,” said Senator Chu. “Every family should have access to fresh, healthy food, especially during the holiday season. I am grateful for this funding and look forward to continuing the fight for food justice.