Fri, Jul 28|
Santa Rita Park Pavillion, Durango
La Plata Food Equity Coalition Meeting
Come participate in a community-led movement to improve food security and health equity in La Plata County!
Time & Location
Jul 28, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Santa Rita Park Pavillion, Durango, 2700 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301, USA
About the Event
The La Plata Food Equity Coalition is a multi-cultural, open community that creates a space for any interested member in La Plata County to engage in food systems, health equity, and food justice programs and activities.
Did you know that 11% of residents in La Plata County experience food insecurity? That means that over one in ten of your neighbors does not have access to the food that they need to support their health and well-being. The problem is even more concentrated within our BIPOC, Senior, and rural residents. Sustainability is about the health of our people, planet, and the economy and if people are hungry and our farmers live below the poverty line, we’ve obviously got some work to do. The La Plata Food Equity Coalition formed back in February 2020 to explore how we, as a county community, can ensure that everyone has equal opportunity for health, or health equity, vis a vis access to healthy food. As part of an equity approach, our efforts are focused on addressing the needs and building the power of those residents and communities most chronically and deeply impacted by food insecurity and health inequities through deep partnership with and empowerment of these individuals and communities. When asked ‘what would it take for you to have access to the food you want and deserve?’, our residents responded with childcare, language justice, healthy food access, and opportunities to grow their own businesses and food….and so, that is what we are working on :) Learn more at: https://www.goodfoodcollective.org/lpfec-coalition
For more information about the coalition and what your participation could look like, reach out to Rachel at email@example.com