In the food movement, Brooklyn has been known as a cultural hub for foodies everywhere, but it has not always been this way. For many neighborhoods it has been known as Brooklyn the food desert . That has begun to change because of organizations like the Brooklyn Food Coalition On April 30 A joint collaborative to benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition and explore what the process of working towards a healthy, just and sustainable food system for all sounds like. th the Brooklyn Food Coalition presented An Evening with Mark Bittman. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.