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The Minneapolis Health Department supports Appetite for Change (AFC)'s vision to support a hyper-local food system in North Minneapolis .

AFC’s proposal to create a fair and equitable hyper-local urban food system that benefits African Americans and low-income people in North Minneapolis closely aligns with the City of Minneapolis’ Food Action Plan. The City’s vision is to foster a more equitable, climate resilient, just and sustainable local food system and local food economy. Since 2009, the City of Minneapolis has been actively involved in efforts to improve access to healthy foods in institutional and community settings such as schools, parks, retail stores, farmers markets, childcare centers, worksites, and food shelves. We are committed to improving the availability and affordability of healthy food across the city, particularly in our most underserved areas.

Through our work, we have partnered with community organizations and other stakeholders, including AFC, to improve the community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, and consume healthy food. The City of Minneapolis will continue to support AFC and PUC in their work to ensure the long-term, holistic health of individuals and the community, particularly individuals facing the greatest inequities. With this funding, AFC and PUC will be well positioned to advance their local food system and food justice goals.