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Food Justice in Eastie: Chelsea Creek Action Group presents at
Community Food Workshop Series
EAST BOSTON: It might be school
vacation, but some students aren’t taking a break from fighting for
a worthy cause! Following up the successful “Stir a Memory” event,
the Chelsea Creek Action Group, a youth led initiative from NOAH,
will be presenting a “Food Justice 101” Workshop as part of East
Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Community Food Workshop Series.
The workshop, happening on
Thursday (4/20) from 6 to 8 PM at the Harborside Community Center, will be
an interactive opportunity to learn about how resources like grocery
stores affect community health.
The Chelsea Creek Action Group
will be leading a hands-on activity that will engage community
members to think critically about how the issues of space, food, and
money interconnect. "Sometimes we don’t realize how or why one
neighborhood is so drastically different from another," said Cait
Van Damm, co-coordinator of the Community Food Workshop Series.
"Health issues, like obesity and diabetes, are very affected by the
way our food is distributed in Eastie. It’s an important thing to
In addition to fun and food, opportunities for future involvement in
the East Boston community will be provided. "Food is such an
important part of community, and East Boston is no exception," said
Van Damm. "We hope Thursday’s event will allow us all to come
together, be inspired and learn something new – and yummy!"
The Community Food Workshop Series is sponsored by Healthy on the
Block/Saludable en tu Tienda, an East Boston Neighborhood Health
Center and Boston Public Health Commission initiative to increase
access to fresh produce and whole grains in corner stores. For more
information regarding the Healthy on the
Block/Saludable en tu tienda
project or the Community Food Workshop Series, contact Cait Van Damm
at 617-568-4028 or email@example.com.
* May 5 – Container Gardening and Seed Starting: Community leaders
will delve into the basics of how to get growing in your own
backyard and provide a source of food, community, health and fun!