This research brief is one part of a 5-part series of research briefs published as New York Food 2025, a collective pursuit by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute to examine the effects of the pandemic on New York City’s food policies and programs and propose specific policy measures the NYC Mayor and City Council can consider and implement to build a stronger, healthier, more just, and sustainable food system in New York City. This series of briefs builds on our group’s earlier report, New York Food 20/20: Vision, Research, and Recommendations During COVID-19 and Beyond, on the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s food system and food workforce.

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