About the Vision

Social inequalities lead to health inequalities and ill-being in our communities. They affect our access to fresh food, life expectancy, physical and mental well-being, quality of education, employment opportunities. income, and share of public resources. They shape our behavior and expectations, and what we perceive and believe is possible for our communities, our society, and us.

To achieve its vision of a fair society, Project EATS is a neighborhood-based project that uses art, urban agriculture, partnerships, and social enterprise to sustainably produce and equitably distribute essential resources within and between our communities; especially those where people live on working-class and low-incomes.

To do this, we bring diverse neighbors together to take agency over the use of land in their neighborhood, provide the infrastructures and support for a community to develop their resources into productive spaces. We share knowledge and skills that support the ability of people to turn these relationships and resources into sustainable social enterprises employing community residents and stimulating local economies.

Project EATS is a New York City-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves all members of the community regardless of age, race, color, creed, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected status under applicable laws. 


I don't know what I would like to be yet, but Project EATS helped me to realize that I love to work with people and be close to the community.
-- Project EATS Youth Fellow, Summer 2014

Meet the team

LINDA GOODE BRYANT is the Founder and President of Project EATS, originally from Columbus, OH. She developed Project EATS while filming the 2004 Presidential Elections and developed Project EATS during the 2008 Global Food Crisis. Linda is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Peabody Award recipient. She was Founder and Director of Just Above Midtown, Inc. (JAM), a New York City non-profit artist space. Linda has a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in painting from Spelman College.

Linda believes art is as organic as food and life. It is a conversation anyone can enter. It is a place where we all reside. An energy that is always renewable. It is the essence of humanity. It is our promise to care and take care.


Meet the Board

BARRY ROSEN, BOARD CHAIRMAN has worked in the arts in New York for over 40 years. Rather simultaneously, 1977 brought him to the founding staff of the New Museum, a book project at ARTnews (The Art World, a 75-Year Treasury of ARTNews, edited by Barbaralee Diamonstein) and a brief internship with John Hanhardt at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Following that, beginning in 1978, work in galleries led him to what has become his professional focus: an intimate engagement with the works of Eva Hesse and Dale Chihuly and commitments to Ida Applebroog and the estates of Allan Kaprow and Dieter Roth. Despite constant travel, a belief in community, and the importance of sharing knowledge and culture is prime. Working with art institutions as diverse as an alternative space in New York City, an artist’s colony in Massachusetts, an arts education program for elders in Seattle; a glassblowing studio for at-risk youth on the Taos pueblo, and a small art museum in Tacoma, Washington; and now Project EATS, it’s been his good fortune to be of help to others.


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