Finding Food: Mapping Food Procurement Strategies in the City of Chicago and Cook County, IL
The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) is tasked with implementing the Good Food Purchasing Policy for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. A social network map developed using kumu and a Food Access Map have been developed to show connections and strategies for food procurement. This report highlights the tools utilized by CFPAC to map the foodscape in Metro Chicago.
Special thanks to PepsiCo for their sponsorship of this placement of Emerson National Hunger Fellows in Chicago.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Food Policy Councils/Coalitions, Food Systems, Food Systems and Agriculture
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Artis is from Ellenwood, Georgia, and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in geography, minors in Spanish and environmental studies, and a certificate in GIS. Guided by his passions for exploring connections between food, culture, and sustainable agriculture, Artis conducted research on community garden planning, which he presented to lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly in Atlanta. He also participated in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington, where he worked in tandem to develop a food justice-based curriculum for youth at the Danny Woo Community Garden in the Chinatown-International District. As an Emerson Fellow, he hopes to continue learning about community food systems and their mitigating effects on hunger.
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