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This webinar will provide strategies on how community health organizations can help expand the availability and quality of affordable healthy food, including locally-grown food, as part of a comprehensive approach to supporting equitable and healthy communities. Subject matter experts will share the results on a national study of small store food distribution strategies. Community presenters will share stories from three healthy corner store programs, each using different innovative distribution models including food hubs, gleaning (or collecting excess fresh foods), working with community gardens and urban agriculture, hub-and-spoke delivery systems, and leveraging The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs.
By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
• Describe three innovative food distribution strategies
• Describe at least one distribution challenge that small stores face in accessing consistent, reliable, and affordable locally sourced foods
• Identify at least one way that public health practitioners can work with small stores on distribution strategies
• Deb Bentzel, Associate Director, Community Food Systems, The Food Trust
• Marisol Zavaleta Martin, Healthy Retail Associate in San Jose, California, The Food Trust
• Theresa Wallace, REACH Program Director, University of Alabama Birmingham
• Taylor Clark, Director of the Urban Food Project, REV Birmingham
• Liz Theriault, Chronic Disease and Food Systems Specialist, Richmond City Health Department
If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact DCH-Training@icfi.com.