Weekly Resource Round-Up: March 22, 2022
This Week's Resources
If you have resources to share with our network, please contact Tobi Mojeed-Balogun our Associate Director of Programs Support.
NYS COVID Mandate Updates
A lot of the news around mandates and restrictions have been a little confusing so I will list some resources below that might help.
PIX11 COVID Updates - kind of NYC-centric but state information is included. Link here.
A relevant highlight is the emergence of COVID subvariant BA.2. There has been a small spike in cases in NYC. The experts say to be vigilant but not expect a large surge.
NYS Department of Health COVID website - It's a one stop shop with an info summary at the top. Link here.
If you have any other resources, please feel free to share them with me so I can share them with everyone!
2022 Bulk Buy Application!
We are thrilled to announce that we will begin accepting proposals for our 2022 Bulk Buy Program! Bulk Buy allows us to aggregate food purchasing across the Diocese and means free high-quality food for EC programs. You can find our brief application form HERE! Please contact SK with any questions or concerns.
Community Food Funders Newslink
Community Food Funders has opened up their newsletter to a wider audience (so not just food funders). "Each month, CFF compiles a newsletter with news, articles, reports, and events for those in our region interested in an equitable and sustainable food system." Highlights on this month's newsletter include:
NY Food 2025: Policy Recommendations for a Stronger, Healthier, More Just, and Sustainable Food System in NYC - an online public forum "designed to educate and inspire stakeholders to support food policies and programs that will ensure NYC emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic with a stronger, healthier, more just, and sustainable food system." This will be held tomorrow.
Grant opportunities from CSPI - "Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI’s) first round of grantmaking for 2022 is now open. CSPI seeks to support communities as they explore local, state, and federal policy interventions to elicit systemic change and advance a just and equitable food environment."
Video: Remaking the Economy: Organizing for Black Food Sovereignty (Nonprofit Quarterly) - "Catch a replay of Nonprofit Quarterly's Remaking the Economy: Organizing for Black Food Sovereignty. In this webinar, leaders in the movement for Black food sovereignty discuss how that movement is being built, rooted in the gifts and talents from within the Black community, and anchored in a community vision."
plus loads more!
I will continue to include highlights from each month's newsletter on our weekly resource round-ups but if you would like to subscribe yourself, the link is here. The link to this month's newsletter is here and their archive is here.
Fundraising Series for DYCD Contracted Organizations
The Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) will be offering an educational series about creating "more effective, equitable, and sustainable" fundraising efforts. The second session was on the 10th but the third session (March 31) is about hiring and supporting development staff in order to maintain retention (you can register here). The last session (April 5) is a panel about fundraising during challenging times. They will be pulling from experiences learned during the pandemic. You can register for the last session here.
That's all for this week -- thanks for all you do!