As women who love food, it’s important to look beyond our plates and fave restaurants and also learn how to feed our food system awareness and activism. Food Justice underpins all food issues, and so we must educate ourselves about food’s connection to our community’s health, prosperity and wellbeing.
DC Greens writes on Food Justice: “To advance food justice is to recognize and address the structural inequalities in our food system. The work of creating a just food system shifts power and knowledge to community members so that they can exercise their right to grow, sell and eat healthy food at all times.”
So on that, we chat with Chloe Marshall of the Capital Area Food Bank and Food Equity Council Communications Chair in Prince George’s County and Laine Cidlowski of the DC Food Policy council on how we as consumers, activists, citizens can create a more equitable food community- whether that’s by purchasing, voting, organizing, or creating.