5 Things to Know about TNDC: Food Justice Edition
July 07, 2015|
Our executive director—Don Falk— sends out “5 things to know about TNDC” on a regular basis to our board of director and employees. We want to start sharing his thoughts with you, 5 things at a time.
- What happens when there is food everywhere, but nothing to eat? You could call this a “food desert” but it’s actually more accurate to call them food swamps … neighborhoods that are swamped with a lot of food, but not much that is healthy. Next City
- The Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition is set to complete its 3rd “reset” this year, bringing to 4 the total we’ve organized in the Tenderloin. This latest is at Mid City Market, on Geary between Hyde and Larkin.
- Healthy Fast Food? In the Tenderloin? Eater.com
- Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It. Article from the New York Times
- New Program from the Heart of City Farmers’ MarketThe Heart of the City Farmers’ Market, located in United Nations Plaza, announced that they are now offering “Market Match”: every purchase made at the market with an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card will be matched up to $7 to encourage CalFresh recipients to buy nutritious produce with their benefits. When a customer spends up to $7 of their benefits, they will be given up to $7 in extra market tokens to spend on fruits and vegetables.