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$25 Million for Enhanced Cafeteria Expansion

We are proud to announce that the Department of Education's 2019-2020 budget includes $25 million earmarked for the enhanced cafeteria initiative. This is a top priority for the Lunch 4 Learning Campaign (L4L) and our coalition has been working with DOE to move this important budget decision forward.

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impact organization

Community Food Advocates was founded in 2010 to improve the health and well-being of low-income New Yorkers by advocating for the reform and expansion of publicly funded income and food support programs.

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Food Advocates

The team behind Community Food Advocates was interviewed and filmed by The New York Foundation. The video was featured on their blog and Twitter feed, highlighting how the organization was founded and the good work it has been doing since the 1960s.

Our Work & Programs

Our programming allows you to get involved in the advocacy process. We also conduct our own research and analysis, aiming to be an important source of information for the communities impacted by these policies.

The Lunch 4 Learning campaign was launched in 2013 to lead the effort to bring Universal Free School Lunch (USL) to all NYC public schools. USL eliminates the poverty stigma of participating in school lunch, which has plagued the program for decades. USL directly results in more children eating, leading to stronger health and wellbeing and better educational outcomes.

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