5 Things to Know about TNDC: Food Justice Edition

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.

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Healthy Fast Food? In the Tenderloin?
  4. Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It. Article from the New York Times
  5. 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.
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