In this ebook, we’ve compiled some of our best reporting on food access over the past few years. You’ll meet grocers who are working to bring fresh, healthy food to food deserts, nonprofits retrofitting school buses into plant nurseries, food hubs that give cottage producers a way to scale up their businesses and create economic opportunity, activists who helped get local producers’ products onto the shelves of Whole Foods in Harlem, and more. These solutions, while not related to the immediate health crisis, may show a way forward after the worst of the economic and social devastation of the pandemic has ended. Not a return to “normal,” but a better path forward, one in which anyone, regardless of their race, class or zip code, can access healthful food.
This “flash ebook” features a simpler, text-only layout, unlike our standard ebook offerings. We hope the ideas contained within provide inspiration, hope and a good read.
Thank you, as always, to the many Next City donors who make these ebooks possible.