These presentations explore how food co-ops across New England are partnering to increase access to healthy, regionally-sourced food and food co-op member-ownership among low-income individuals/communities in New England. The Neighboring Food Co-op Association and the Cooperative Fund of New England partnered to create and develop the Food Co-ops and Healthy Food Access Project to support information sharing among food co-ops regarding programs that expand participation of low-income individuals and communities, and to raise the profile of food co-ops as a solution to the challenge of healthy food access in our region.
- Healthy Food Access: Creating a Welcoming Food Co-op, HFVT at NFCA Fall Gathering, September 2013.
- Food Co-ops: Making Healthy, Local Food More Accessible, NOFA Summer Conference, 2013
- Healthy Food Access: Lessons From The Field, CCMA Conference, Austin, TX, June 2013.
- Co-operatives: Resiliency in Action, NOFA NH Winter Conference, Lancaster, NH, March 2013.
- With Access for All: Reducing Co-op Barriers, CCMA Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 2012.
The roots of the co-operative movement are in food security. Faye Conte from Hunger Free Vermont presents the challenges around access to healthy, affordable food in New England, and about how our food co-ops be a part of the solution, inviting more people to be a part of our movement.
Bonnie Hudspeth, Outreach Coordinator for the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, & Micha Josephy, Program Manager for the Cooperative Fund of New England, share how twenty-nine New England food co-ops are collaborating to make wholesome, nutritious food more accessible to all community members. This presentation explores the capacity of food co-ops to increase access to healthy food for individuals/families with limited food budgets, and strategies to increase collaboration among food co-ops for a larger collective impact.
Get the latest on what New England food co-ops are doing to make healthy food more accessible and affordable through the “Food Co-ops and Healthy Food Access” project, a collaboration between the Neighboring Food Co-op Association and the Cooperative Fund of New England. This presentation shares the lessons learned to date, plans for future development, and resources so other food co-ops can more easily start healthy food access programs at their co-ops.
The Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Cooperative Fund of New England and 30 New England food co-ops are collaborating to make wholesome, nutritious food more accessible to all community members. This workshop explores the barriers to healthy food access and the capacity of food co-ops to address these barriers and increase access to healthy food for individuals/families with limited food budgets. Learn about the “Food Co-ops and Healthy Food Access” project, its goals and challenges, and specific stories of programs that co-ops have created to make their food more accessible.