“You have to be really imaginative to bring home not only healthy foods but foods you enjoy. That is about culture and community for me – I have to usually travel to get collard greens. A lot of times, they’re just not offered. At the stores, they’re just not available”. –Liz Davis, Institute Participant
On Saturday March 1st
, almost 30 community members, mostly women of color and low-income women, gathered at Got Green to connect over home-cooked meals, view a documentary on trying to eat on a “Food Stamp Diet” (about $1 per meal per person) and dialogue about what it means at a local level to feed ourselves and our families on a low-income budget. Read the full story click here!
This first workshop was only the beginning of our community’s discussion in deciding what changes we will work towards creating. There are still three more free workshops in this Women’s Leadership Institute series:
· March 11th Tuesday 6-8pm: “Increasing Healthy Food Dollars for Low-Income Families”
· March 25th Tuesday 6-8pm: “What are GMOs and how do they affect my family?”
· April 3rd Thursday 6-8pm: “Cooperatives 101”
FREE Healthy Home-Cooked Meals! Dinner at 5:30pm
Kids Activities Available!
Get Farmer’s Market Dollars for Attending Each Session!
If you are interested in attending any of the next Institute workshops, or are interested in volunteering with Got Green’s Food Access team, contact Tammy Nguyen at email@example.com
We have designed Got Green’s Women’s Leadership Institute as a place for us, women of color and women of low-income living situations, to grow our leadership capacity and advocacy skills and to expand our knowledge of local food access issues.
The institute is made possible by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention