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Friday, November 8 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Understanding and Addressing Challenges to Fresh Food Access in Historically Underserved Communities

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82% of food deserts in Washington, D.C. are concentrated in predominantly Black neighborhoods east of Anacostia River. In the past decades, neighborhood grocers shuttered in the face of consolidation and growth among discount stores and supercenters. A panel of Community Foodworks’ farm stand and market managers will discuss the history of racial inequity in the Washington, D.C. food system. They will share community stories and challenges to food access and facilitate a discussion on how to transform the local food system to include Black and immigrant populations. The panel will introduce the ways in which community spaces can become successful retail sites for fresh food. 

Friday November 8, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EST
Classroom 232