Health Freedom Walk: A New Rochelle Restaurant Crawl Honoring Dr. King

01/15/2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET


  • $5.00


Ruby Dee Park
1 Library Plaza


“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lacking reliable access to affordable, nutritious food is a long-running problem in America’s big cities, including the New York metro area. In fact, according to 2018 data from NY Department of Health, 18.2% of Westchester County residents were considered food insecure. Similarly, a 2023 report found that 28.6% of Westchester County residents do not eat fruits or vegetables on a regular daily basis.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

This MLK Day, PPMNY is uniting communities to stand up for a more inclusive food future. Join us for a purposeful walk from Ruby Dee Park to a plant-powered meal as we pay tribute to Dr. King’s enduring legacy of justice.

For our 2nd annual Health Freedom Walk, we’ve partnered with Jolo's Kitchen in New Rochelle, which has curated these delicious plant-powered dishes:

The event will last approximately 2 hours, and each dish can be purchased a la carte for approximately $10.  We’ll start at Ruby Dee Park at 1 Library Plaza, a spot that honors a pioneer in African American theater and film who was an outspoken civil rights activist. Please arrive by 4:00 PM.

To hold your spot, register for just $5.

Walk Marshall: Elder Mark McLean

Hosted by PPMNY volunteers Kelly Weichsel-Arya & Judy Zerden.