Uptown Go Green
HEALTHY FOOD TRANSFORMS LIVES
There are more hungry New Yorkers than citizens of San Francisco.
Higher food and energy prices are driving inflation and contributing to record levels of hunger and food insecurity.
In the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood, healthy food is inaccessible.
• Not enough healthy options.
• Healthy options are too expensive.
• Consumers have cultural preferences that are often not met
• Lack of nutrition education and culinary skills
High school youth trained in our Future CEO program run Summer Markets, selling produce to the community in order to meet the need for affordable, nutritious food.
As an outreach to the elderly, NYGO again utilizes high school youth to host a Community Kitchen for seniors in the neighborhood. They prepare healthy, nutritious meals; invite a nutritionist to communicate to the guests why they meal is nutritious, share a devotional, and partake in the meal together. They also provide health screenings and track health improvement over the course of the program.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Currently there is great need for emergency food in the Washington Heights/Inwood community with 27% living below the poverty line. Sixty percent suffer from being overweight or obese and 10% from diabetes. Good nutritional food is needed and often not affordable
In response to this need, Pastor Walter Sotelo organizes and mobilizes various community partners and local churches in partnership with residents, businesses, schools, and other community organizations through a healthy communities initiative called “Uptown Go Green”.
We are looking for donors to sponsor this initiative. Help us provide these families with the word of God and healthy provisions; AND help a people group experience the joy of the Bible in their own language for the very first time.