Keith Carr is the Manager of Community Engagement for City Harvest’s work in Brooklyn. City Harvest is a food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding New York City's hungry. Their Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative works to improve access to healthy food and support the community’s ability to advocate for themselves utilizing City Harvest's network and relationships. Keith is passionate about urban growing’s potential to decrease food insecurity and impact the hyper local food system and he works to make deeper connections and collaborations for local growers with retailers, restaurants and food pantries.
He is a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Healthy Food Retail Networking Group’s (convened by Public Health Solutions), the Farmers’ Market Alliance, 596 Acres Advisory Committee as well the Central Brooklyn Food Hubs Strategy Group (convened by Bed Stuy Restoration) and the Brooklyn Movement Center’s Business Strategy Committee for the Central Brooklyn Food Coop.
Prior to joining City Harvest, Keith consulted to small businesses and nonprofits, community based organizations and cultural arts groups providing strategic planning, fund development and marketing solutions as well as advising them on board and organizational development. He also organized a youth farm stand that served the Flatbush and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
With more than 15 years’ experience in workforce and economic development, he has built a career developing and implementing programs and initiatives to employ the disadvantaged. He firmly believes in the mantra “Give a man a fish and you have fed him for today, teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime”.
Born and raised in Hartford, CT; Keith spent summers on his grandparent’s 15-acre farm in Northeastern Connecticut. Keith has lived in Brooklyn for 27 years.