In 2020, statistics showed that over 40% of the population in the United States suffered from obesity and diet-related diseases.
For most people, obtaining access to healthy foods can be a financial struggle, which can lead to economic strains or further health-related problems.
Understanding this situation, the project “Communities for Healthy Food” in Brooklyn, New York, was born. The project is a collaboration between local initiatives and local housing development corporations, and it consists of an urban garden and kitchen where youths from low-income neighborhoods can learn how to grow and cook their own food.
The goal is to make healthy food affordable for everyone by selling the products of the garden at reasonable prices for their own pantry. Today, on International Health Day, we celebrate the achievements of this community project and all it did for the people in Brooklyn!
This is one of the urban initiatives documented by Towards the Human City.