Queens Community House

*Ben Thomases, Executive Director

Posted on July 16, 2021

To fund the Food Justice Leadership Program at Beacon sites in Jackson Heights and Ozone Park. Youth learn about plants/soil ecosystems, sugar/fats found in processed foods and how to make healthy snacks. They explore food access and food inequity within their own neighborhoods, lead discussions on food policy, economic and cultural factors that impact access to healthy food, and map their neighborhood’s resources like CSA’s, farmers markets, retail stores, and food “deserts.”