Charlottesville Food Justice Network




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The Charlottesville Food Justice Network is an emerging collaborative effort among local organizations working in unique and complementary ways to build a healthy and just community food system. As a collaborative, we explore ways in which our local food system creates opportunities and barriers to accessing healthy nutritious foods. We are working together to envision a healthy and just food system for all Charlottesville citizens, no matter an individuals’ race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, age, economic background, or neighborhood location.

In order to create and enact our vision, we utilize a three-part strategy consisting of exploration, mobilization, and action. We are currently in an exploration phase where we are investigating how we, our neighbors and how our partners define a healthy and just community food system. This collective wisdom is shaping how view food justice in Charlottesville. This includes having conversations with Charlottesville citizens to spark dialogue about food justice. In our mobilization phase, we will convene around an amplified conversation about food justice and separate out each partner organization’s strengths for a plan of action. Finally, we will move into our action phase by utilizing our community-based knowledge and organization strengths to implement sound and appropriate solutions.

Soundboard Charlottesville News
Food injustice in the Charlottesville area
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Wake-up call: Local development and food insecurity September 10, 2019
Restaurant workers face low wages and food insecurity. This chef is working to change that. August 2, 2019
Food justice network seeks to halt decline of neighborhood groceries July 29, 2019
Food justice network creates action list for citywide food security in two-day workshop July 17, 2019
What will solve Charlottesville’s food access problem, October 22, 2018
Bettering those who make our food, July 30, 2019
The need to protect local grocery stores, July 29, 2019
Local initiatives receives federal award, July 5, 2019

Learn about each of the organization engaged with Charlottesville Food Justice Network!