What's Happening to Our Supermarkets?

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From Park Slope to East Harlem, supermarkets in New York City are closing. Charles Platkin, Executive Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, explains the complex issues that contribute to supermarket closures around the city and how the closures affect the people who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. Many New Yorkers still don’t have access to fresh produce, despite city-wide initiatives like FRESH (Food Retail Expansion to Support Health) and SNAP.

Events: The NYC Food Policy Center has several events coming up in its Food Policy For Breakfast Series, including a conversation with Civil Eats Editor-in-Chief Naomi Starkman on August 30th from 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., at Hunter College Silberman Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium (2180 3rd Ave at 119th Street). RSVP here.  

There will also be an Agriculture and Technology Breakfast Seminar on September 19th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at Hunter College Silberman Building, 2nd Floor (2180 3rd Ave at 119th Street).

All events are free and open to the public and include breakfast! For more information, visit the NYC Food Policy Center events page