Nisswa, MN—Rural Minnesota includes numerous food deserts and has higher poverty levels than the state as a whole. In my central Minnesota community, there is not a sustainable supply network that can meet the demand for local food.
Minneapolis, MN—African Americans represent a small portion of the Minnesota population, yet African American men and youth are incarcerated at a disproportionate rate, contributing to low high school and college graduation rates.
Food is central to each of our lives, yet, many people purchase, prepare and eat food without fully understanding the impacts of their food choices. My goal is to increase access to healthy, sustainable and local foods by developing a com