Imagine a world where the only tomatoes you can find are canned tomato sauce and where grocery stores move out of urban areas seeking greater profits in more affluent suburbs, leaving your community without access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Sadly, this is the reality for many.
Having fresh fruits and vegetables available is vital for the health of communities. Unfortunately, those most affected by the lack of access to healthy foods are communities of color and low-income communities. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Together, we are creating a new reality…
A reality where no matter the color of your skin or the amount of money you have, you can access fresh and healthy foods for your family.
This is a complicated issue with no easy answers, and Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) works on this issue in a community-by-community basis.