WATCH: Full interview with Travis McKenzie, meals justice organizer and instructor
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Venture Feed the Hood is a meals literacy and meals justice initiative by the SouthWest Organizing Project that goals to enhance group well being by way of schooling and the revival of conventional rising strategies. Meals justice organizer and instructor Travis McKenzie discusses this initiative and the way it’s supporting native farmers and meals methods.
Project Feed the Hood strives to have interaction people in an alternate meals system that’s immersed in custom and sustainable agriculture and in addition empowers them to enhance their group well being. In accordance with SWOP’s web site, Venture Feed the Hood has spent the final eight years organizing meals deserts in Albuquerque, throughout the U.S., and with worldwide allies.
The initiative works with people, households, faculties, group organizations, and authorities entities. SWOP and Venture Feed the Hood works beneath the mission that everybody deserves entry to wholesome, native, and reasonably priced meals.
They clarify that the world over, exploitive meals methods undermine group well being, democracy, and human rights. SWOP stories low-income communities of coloration face every day obstacles to dietary, native, and reasonably priced meals selections.
SWOP says that meals justice comes within the type of group gardens, college gardens, dwelling gardens, and meals sovereignty. For extra data on Venture Feed the Hood, go to swop.net, in addition to the Project Feed the Hood Facebook page and Instagram account.