Healthy food is a basic human right. We organize and stand up for food justice and advocate for policy change for greater food equity, food sovereignty, and food security.
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ARP Proposal for an Equitable and Resilient Local Food Economy
Louisville needs and deserves a food system that provides good food: food that is affordable, culturally-appropriate and healthy. Such a food system, with ample local and regional food, sustains good jobs and builds wealth in our neighborhoods, reduces poverty and inequities in our city, and protects and cares for our precious air, water, and soil.
FIN is advocating to leverage ARP funding to create an equitable and resilient local food system. The proposed investments would create a vibrant and equitable local food economy to provide affordable and healthy food for everyone, starting with low-income and people of color, and the areas of our city where its absence has caused food insecurity, disease, and premature death. FIN’s proposal presents our city with a unique opportunity to address the underlying causes of multidimensional poverty the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted.
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Summary of ARP Proposal
Louisville Grocery Store Crisis
We are deeply concerned about Louisville grocery store closings, especially those serving low-wealth neighborhoods and seniors. This has become a crisis for people downtown and in many West Louisville neighborhoods. Community and government support to increase Fresh Stop Markets and to help get the Louisville Community Grocery up and running is part of the solution, but much more needs to be done.
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Food System Crisis Map
Louisville Landbank Policies
We believe that community access to and ownership of land is the basis for food sovereignty and justice. The Louisville Landbank owns many vacant lots throughout the city. But, currently, the process for applying to purchase vacant lots is not open to folks interested in developing gardens or creating neighborhood green spaces. Read FIN’s letters to the landbank linked below to learn more about the current barriers to land access in Louisville and suggested solutions. Also, listen to the recent episode of “Truth to Power” on Forward Radio linked below which highlights FIN’s work on this issue.
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2020 letter to landbank
2021 letter to landbank
“truth to power” episode