2015 Grantee: Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCO) -- Head Start on Cooking


NEBHDCO is committed to the preservation, development and management of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities; community and economic development initiatives; and human services that effect social change in central and east Brooklyn.

ATE will support NEBHDCO’s new Head Start on Cooking initiative that will: 1) Train and deploy community chefs to conduct cooking demonstrations in Head Start centers across Bedford-Stuyvesant. Most of these chefs live in the community and have struggled with many of the same issues around low income, limited access to fresh produce, food costs and systemic illness due to unhealthy diets. 2) Introduce an affordable farm share, in partnership with Corbin Hill Food Project (an ATE 2014 grant recipient), thereby increasing participating families’ access to fresh, local, and seasonal foods. 3) Instill the message that cooking from scratch can be fun, quick and affordable and provide take home recipes to encourage healthy habits. The recipes will reflect the local and ethnic diversity of the community.