ABOUT THE TEENS FOR FOOD JUSTICE ANNUAL GALA
Please join us on Tuesday, October 29th, for The Teens for Food Justice Annual Gala honoring Kenneth D. Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. Feast 2019 is an immersive gastronomic experience featuring live performances by esteemed choreographers Luam Keflezgy, Victor Sho, and Theresa Stone.
ABOUT GHETTO GASTRO
Ghetto Gastro is a culinary collective and cultural movement that operates at the intersection of food, design and community empowerment through transformative experiences, narrative-driven content, and other tactical techniques. TFFJ is thrilled and honored to feature Ghetto Gastro as a culinary curator of this special evening.
ABOUT THE HONOREE
Kenneth D. Gibbs is President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center and has served in the role since January 2016. Thanks to critical financial support from Community Care of Brooklyn, a Maimonides Medical Center-led network of over 1,000 health and social services organizations working to improve health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries, the Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) Hydroponic farm at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School was made possible. Mr. Gibbs joined the Board of Trustees at Maimonides Medical Center in 2013 and was Chair from May 2014 through December 2015.
ABOUT TEENS FOR FOOD JUSTICE
Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) is galvanizing a youth-led movement to end food insecurity in one generation and break the cycle of diet-related and health complications dramatically impacting low-income communities of color. TFFJ students are empowered as 21st-century urban farmers, growing large quantities of hydroponic produce inside of their schools, and as educator/advocates leading their food-insecure communities to healthier futures.
Each farm grows between 10,000 and 19,000 pounds of produce annually. This year, five TFFJ farms in four boroughs will grow 56,000 pounds of produce serving 7500 students in 18 title 1 schools at lunch and hundreds of food insecure community members through affordable youth-led farm markets and free distribution.