Food. Health. Community.
|(on right) HDAC director Lisa Luokkala facilitates neighborhood discussion||(l-r) LISC Duluth Organizer Alyssa Hoppe and Program Officer Lee Stuart share canvass results|
|Lots of discussion. . .||. . .lots of ideas|
The Fair Food Access campaign is a collaboration of the Healthy Duluth Area Coalition (HDAC), Community Action Duluth (CAD), CHUM, and Duluth LISC. HDAC and CAD are partners in the Duluth Health Equity Project funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield's Center for Prevention. The campaign aims to bring together neighbors in Lincoln Park (pop 6,145 and a USDA-identified "food desert") to find solutions for better food access. The campaign launched with a door-to-door canvass that engaged about 1300 households. More than 50 neighbors came to the campaign's first community meeting on August 9th, where they heard the results of a survey carried out as a part of a canvass, brainstormed new solutions, and signed up to pursue those solutions in small groups.
The next campaign event is a potluck on August 21st at Rock Hill Community Church in Lincoln Park where neighbors will flesh out next steps. You can stay tuned for more details here as the effort evolves, or it you're interested in getting involved, contact Lisa Luokkala at HDAC: firstname.lastname@example.org (218) 722-4745 x152
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