Integrating Food Access & Affordable Housing
Integrating Food Access & Affordable Housing is a resource guide for food access programming in affordable housing communities. It includes best practices and existing models for gardens, edible landscaping, cooking and nutrition education, and low-cost farm shares. It also offers recommendations for reducing charitable food waste, enhancing food justice, and collaborating with affordable housing providers.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Community Food Security, Food Access, Food Justice, Food Systems, Food Systems and Agriculture, Housing, Income, Expenses, and Hunger - Advocates (including legal advocates), Residents of Public Housing
Melanie grew up in Clovis, California and graduated from Gettysburg College in 2014 with a degree in globalization studies and public policy. In college, she coordinated the Campus Kitchen Project, a food rescue organization serving families and seniors and promoting nutrition education. She also ran the Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania, a nonprofit that works directly with growers to reduce agricultural waste and distribute fresh produce through a network of community agencies that serve low income families and individuals. Melanie studied abroad in France and Cameroon and served as an Immersion Project Student Leader at the Center for Public Service.
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