18 Mar '12, 1pm

Food Systems that Serve the Community: When it comes to increasing access to healthy food in underserved communi...

Food Systems that Serve the Community: When it comes to increasing access to healthy food in underserved communi...

When it comes to increasing access to healthy food in underserved communities by creating viable, local food systems , involving local residents is crucial. Yes, building a grocery store in a community that lacks one is a good first step. But chances are that grocery store will be owned by a large corporation, and money spent there will not be returned to the community. Nor is a corporate grocery store likely to prioritize hiring local residents. For a local food system to truly benefit its community, it must be operated largely by local residents who care about the economic health of their community , as well. A just food system not only provides groceries to underserved communities – it also bypasses the exploitative, corporate food system. People’s Grocery , a food justice non-profit in Oakland, CA, works to address this issue. The organizations sponsors a program calle...

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