A Film Screening & Discussion of
The Apple Pushers
A new documentary film that follows the inspiring stories of immigrant street vendors providing fresh fruits and vegetables to food deserts across New York City
Seating is Limited
CCC is excited to announce that we will present a screening of The Apple Pushers on February 6, 2012 at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion on nutrition and food access in New York City.
When and Where:
February 6, 2012
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam at 76th Street
Seating is Limited, RSVP Required
The Apple Pushers, a new documentary film narrated by Edward Norton, chronicles the effort by the City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the City’s Food Policy Coordinator, community advocates and council members to create an innovative approach to bringing healthy foods to food deserts and help address the rise in obesity and diet-related chronic diseases in New York City. Through the NYC Green Cart Initiative, the City approved a new type of street vending permit for vendors specifically selling vegetables and fruits in designated neighborhoods. Today, there are more than 500 Green Cart permits throughout the City bringing healthy, affordable produce to communities in need.
CCC, an early champion of the Green Cart Initiative, conducted tremendous advocacy efforts that paved the way for passage of the legislation, which brought produce carts to food deserts across the city.
CCC's analysis suggests that Green Carts have been successful in increasing access to and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income neighborhoods and have become a powerful tool in New York City’s efforts to combat obesity and poor nutrition.
Underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Apple Pushers is the latest film project from award-winning documentary filmmaker Mary Mazzio with producers Tom Scott and Christine Vachon. Laurie M. Tisch, president of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, is the Executive Producer.