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Food Justice and Community Economic Development: Stabilizing Communities through a Healthy Food Strategy

OCTOBER 11, 2012 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


When it comes to food security, economic investment is a crucial piece of puzzle. For residents in low-income communities, the healthy food choice is rarely the easy choice. Challenges often include lack of transportation, too much fast food, or a complete absence of neighborhood groceries. Yet, for many community leaders, addressing food issues means a narrow focus on emergency food provision. A more integrated approach is to close the food access gap through community economic development (CED). CED offers a comprehensive way of thinking about neighborhood revitalization, including investing in food-related businesses. It also empowers people to advocate for what they want to see in their neighborhoods. This session will help community development corporations, lenders,  community leaders, and other leaders understand how rebuilding a local food economy can serve as a powerful CED strategy while also increasing access to healthful food.

This webinar will be led by Tammy Morales, principal of Urban Food Link, a policy and planning firm specializing in community development through food.  Tammy, a leader in the field of food systems, is a founding member of the Acting Food Policy Council of Seattle King-County and serves on the board of the Community Food Security Coalition.

Click the link below to register.