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The State of the Food Desert

The State of the Food Desert

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Phoenix Hall, The Center

10950 South Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90059

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Join us on Friday March 24th at Phoenix Hall in The Center in Watts for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council's March Network Event—The State of the "Food Desert": Redefining, Reimagining and Reclaiming Healthy Food Access in LA's Historically Underserved Communities.


We'll review healthy food access in Los Angeles from past to present to better understand the problems and systemic causes of "food desert" conditions, solutions for addressing them and the best measures of success. We'll hear from experts working in food justice as well as community voices most impacted by disparities to identify relevant solutions and build our collective vision for achieving food equity in the city. Through collaborative discussions on diverse topics impacting food access disparities, we'll develop a policy platform that will serve as a blueprint to inform the food movement in Los Angeles over the next few years.

Tentative Schedule:

2:00pm | Registration
2:30pm | Opening Remarks + Presentation: State of Food Access
3:20 pm | Community Voices Panel + Collaboration
5:30pm - 7pm | Food Demo & Book Signing

Breakout Sessions:

  • Bridging Healthy Food Access and Nuisance Abatement
  • Business and Economic Development in healthy food retail
  • Alternative Food Systems
  • Hunger and Food Insecurity
  • Healthy Development without displacement
  • Youth Engagement and Community Organizing in the Food Justice Movement

Read more about the session topics here.

**The event is wheelchair accessible.

***Spanish translation will be available.

Special tastings from Chef Bryce Fluellen and Gwendolyn Flynn who both recently released food books!

This event is produced in partnership with:

PolicyLink, Watts Labor Community Action Center, Prevention Institute, Community Coalition, Social Model Recovery, Community Health Councils, Peace 4 Kids, Chef Bryce, Avivar Capital, LA Community Action Network, Collaborative for Urban Agroecology LA, Social Justice Learning Institute, Hunger Action Los Angeles, Everytable


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10950 South Central Avenue

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