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Lunch 4 Learning

Youth Leaders 

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The Lunch 4 Learning Campaign is the campaign for universal free school lunch in all New York City Public Schools. Universal free and healthy schools meals eliminated the poverty stigma asociated with school lunch and gets more students eating. This will have a far reaching city-wide impact on childhood hunger, public health and educational outcomes. 



Bushwick Campus Food Justice Team


The Bushwick Campus Food Justice Team, formerly the Youth Food Policy Council, was formed in 2013 when student leaders at the Bushwick Campus farm partnered with Community Food Advocates to push for universal free school lunch through the Lunch 4 Learning campaign. Today, the Youth Food Policy Council encourages youth to become leaders of the food justice movement as it pertains to them through hands-on education, youth-led advocacy meetings, and communal outreach. 





Teenergetic is a youth advocacy group founded by high school students. Teenergetic aims to launch universal free school lunch, improve the appeal of school food, and enhance the overall learning experience in New York City high schools. 



Other City-Wide Youth Partners


Lunch 4 Learning has partnered with several-youth based organizations throughout New York City whose youth have organized press conferences, attended actions and rallies, presented testimony, and more. Our partners include EastNY FarmsAdded ValueEcostation NYMake the Road NYQueens Community HouseThe Point, and the Union Settlement Bridges Program




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