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In collaboration with our partners, One Hundred Black Men manages several health education and intervention programs that directly serve low-income populations. 

  • Holiday Hunger Relief Program: The Holiday Hunger Relief program works with community and corporate partners to deliver healthy meals to residents and their families during the holiday season. In late November and early December, One Hundred Black Men distributes thousands of meals to families of four which qualify for WIC or SNAP. Over the past three years, we have served over 25,000 low-income families in New York.
  • Citywide Health and Wellness Town Hall Meetings: These large-scale community forums serve as health awareness events for youth and adults, and offer screenings for medical conditions that disproportionately affect the Black community.
  • Community Health Leadership Initiative (CHLI): This pilot project allows students and mentors to conduct a Community Health Environment Scan Survey (CHESS), which identifies obstacles that deter the opportunity for residents to live a healthy lifestyle in low-income Black communities. The program teaches students how to examine their local environment, collect data, and brainstorm to develop an action plan while advocating for community change.