Every body & mind needs basic, healthy food!
... but system-wide barriers selectively exclude some people from getting it. Approximately 20% of Tompkins County's people face poverty from low wages, distant housing, poor transport, poor communication infrastructure, etc, all exacerbated by prejudice. Obesity, diabetes and other relentless health crises are disproportionately common among people who lack access to healthy food. GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) has mobilized the food movement in Tompkins County to overhaul the local food system. We are well on our way - with strong partnerships.
What if everybody in Tompkins County was sustained by nourishing food?
Founded by GreenStar Food Co-op's members in 2007, GSCP addresses this question through collaboration and empowerment.
GreenStar Community Projects' work includes:
FOOD SYSTEM NETWORK - GSCP hosts a local food network that includes over 170 diverse groups (farms, businesses, college programs, charities, etc) and more than 700 individuals. We host free sessions on food system issues, and mobilize action steps.
CHILDHOOD NUTRITION COLLABORATIVE - [FIX THIS: Working hand-in-hand with non-profits, government agencies, schools & colleges, local business partners, all of whom are deeply invested in shared outcomes.]
URBAN FOOD GARDENS - GSCP empowers peer-led community support to reverse hunger. We use hands-on gardening, food preparation, eating together & community advocacy. GSCP runs the Esty Street Garden in connection with Loaves & Fishes pantry.
HOT POTATO PRESS - GSCP runs a news and advocacy platform to connect voices and inform the network www.hotpotatopress.org
Tompkins County is full of resourceful people. We can do this!
But in order to get there, GSCP needs more contribution$ and more steady, visionary volunteers.
Join us on this wild and hopeful journey!
Work hard! Donate what you can!
For more info, contact GSCP@greenstar.coop