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Join us for the first in-person community event, "Growing Together: A Discussion on Food Equity & Accessibility," at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Langston Hughes Academy.

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Growing Together:
A Discussion on Food Equity & Accessibility

Our first in-person #IAmNewOrleans event includes youth and expert panelists, breakout sessions and ways to combat today's food challenges.

Join us for our first in-person #IAmNewOrleans event at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, December 3, at Langston Hughes Academy. The event will be hosted in partnership with Grow Dat Youth Farm and aims to dig deeper into the food equity challenges in New Orleans and across the U.S.

We know that food equity and accessibility disproportionately impact BIPOC communities, and during the holidays, families experience additional financial strain. The holidays are a time of celebration centered around food and drink, but for millions, food insecurity makes the season far less festive. “Growing Together: A Discussion on Food Equity & Accessibility” will be rooted in empowerment while our community experts provide unique resources and solutions for us to combat today’s food challenges.

Our city’s youth will be at the core of this event, with breakout sessions, open dialogue and opportunities to reimagine a more equitable food system for future generations. Free Lyft transportation, light food and refreshments will be provided. This is a kid-friendly event, and children of all ages are welcome.

Youth panelists from Grow Dat’s youth leadership program will facilitate the conversation alongside:

  • Pamela Broom, 7th Ward Revitalization project manager & FARMacia Wellness Hub director
  • Leticia Casildo, Familias Unidas En Acción executive director
  • Cheryl Brickley, Sankofa CDC’s Healthy HeartBeats community facilitator
  • Kim Curtis, Crown Community Garden
  • Khai Nguyen, VEGGI Farmers Cooperative

We invite you to join us and share your story using #IAmNewOrleans on your social networks.