Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Urban Farming with East New York Farms - UCC Farm

 

Urban Farming with East New York Farms - UCC Farm

Help farmers grow fresh local produce for community members in need!

New York Cares' Farm to Pantry program connects volunteers to local farms to food pantries in needful communities, striving to increase access to fresh produce throughout NYC. Vegetables that our volunteers help grow will be distributed to community members in need, in partnership with CAMBA at Pink Houses Community Farm each Saturday.

At East New York Farm's flagship site, volunteers will work directly with professional farmers to assist with all farming aspects, from composting and weeding, to harvesting and processing crops to building benches and raised beds.

All helpers will also have the opportunity to learn from farm staff both informally and through occasional workshops.

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United Community Centers (UCC) is a social justice driven community center that has been serving the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn for over 60 years. Their mission is to work together with residents of all ages and cultures to address the community’s challenges, celebrate its strengths, and provide services that improve lives. Their programs include East New York Farms, services for immigrants, the Morris L. Eisenstein Learning Center, protecting the east, and East New York rezoning.