GreenStar Community Projects
HELPING TO BUILD FOOD JUSTICE
WHAT IS FOOD JUSTICE?
Food Justice is an elimination of disparities in healthy food access and nutrition education, a transformation of our food system leading to comprehensive local healthy food distribution, and support for allied movements for social justice and environmental stewardship.
GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) is the non-profit affiliate of Greenstar Natural Foods Cooperative Market. GSCP was created to support efforts to increase food justice in our community by strengthening healthy food access, nutrition education, and the food system.
HOW DOES GSCP FOSTER FOOD JUSTICE IN OUR COMMUNITY?
- Getting healthy food to where it needs to go – through partnerships with farmers, local food pantries, non-profits, and community leaders, we are able to collect healthy local foods and help redistribute them where they are needed in the community.
- Education and outreach through community dinners – bringing the conversation of food justice around our dinner tables and to engage people whose voices need to be heard in defining how to achieve food justice and sustainability in our community. These dinners support community members who wish to host a dinner and conversation about building trust and creating equality in our local food system.
- Local food system networking events – bringing together organizations and individuals in the community who work within the food system and have the resources to foster food justice and food equality in our community. These events create a common space of trust and mutual respect for all groups to foster effective collaboration efforts.