For decades, organizations in Richmond have been working to improve access to healthy food for all, but over time the movement has evolved to dig more deeply into the root causes of food insecurity – the injustices that have prevented many black, brown, and low-income residents from participating in the local food system.
Food justice is about more than whether our communities have enough to eat. It’s about growing community and reclaiming power and choice. How can we ensure that people in every community can access, afford, buy, cook, grow, and sell food of their choice? How do we need to change the way we think, talk, act, and invest in food and power in Richmond if we want to support real growth and healing?