Appetite for Change Case Study

Girl writing
Girl writing

Through a partnership with Pollen Midwest, we created a case study to learn how Appetite for Change works to turn a neighborhood once named one of the largest food deserts in the country into a thriving, culturally-based, community-driven food center.

Excerpt from the Case Study

Appetite for Change (AFC) is steeped in community. All of its innovative programming is designed with community input, in response to community needs. The result is a wide range of programs and opportunities that all help build racial, economic and health equity in the neighborhood.

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Building Trust and Staying Power

Appetite for Change’s leadership starts with listening. Going neighbor to neighbor, storefront to storefront, AFC launched with a series of casual conversations that would add up to much more: a way for AFC to identify community needs, and a way for the community to build trust in a new neighborhood organization.


Changes Worth making

Appetite for Change was designed with community in mind and shifts with community feedback. So do its programs. AFC keeps things fluid, always willing to adjust its systems, goals and processes to better meet the needs of the people it employs and serves.

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See how Appetite for Change works to feed a community, body and soul.