About

The Youth Food Justice Network or YFJN (Formerly NEYFJN) was established in the spring of 2014 following expressed needs from youth organizations doing food justice work to unite as an integral part of the larger food justice movement.

From the beginning the work of the YFJN has been to establish a platform to connect and celebrate youth food justice organizations working to demand a better and just food system for all.


Mission

The YFJN was created with the mission to build shared learning space for youth organizations involved in the food movement. We organize youth-led regional summits and local exchanges to connect and build strong solidarity bonds among food justice organizations that create a just, equitable and fair food system for all.

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Goals

  • Connect and build solidarity with other youth/youth organizations in the northeast region
  • Inspire youth leadership by presenting youth-led workshops and skill-shares
  • Collaborate and brainstorm solutions to some of the regions most difficult food system issues
  • Build a Regional Youth Food Justice Network for all youth organizations invested in the food justice movement

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Structure

The YFJN is supported by a coordinating committee dedicated to organizing regional summits and pushing the mission of the network forward.

Current coordinating committee member organizations are:

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East New York Farms!

Friends of the Highline

Northeast Brooklyn Development Housing Corporation

Rockaway Youth Task Force

 

Participated organizations include:

Bedstuy Campaign Against Hunger

BronxWorks

Brotherhood-SisterSol

EcoStation:NY

Make the Road New York

New Settlement Aparatments

Queens Community House

Children’s Aid Society

Community Food Advocates


We want to see the network grow to fully reflect the work being done throughout the northeast and area always looking to welcome new coordinating members. If you are interested in joining please contact us!