On April 18, 2022, Moms Across America launched a new Neighborhood Food Network pilot program. The invitation to participate in this new initiative was shared on the Monday night Moms Connect Call with the preview of the www.NeighborhoodFoodNetwork.com website.
“We are thrilled to share this new initiative. It is time for our health and prosperity not to be dictated by decisions made on Wall Street but by our street. This hyper-local focus on going door to door just on your street and meeting your neighbors to strategize, organize, and mobilize to secure food safety will have far-reaching effects in the future. The challenges we face will be greatly quelled by fostering an environment of preparedness, health, and community,” said Zen Honeycutt, initiator of the program.
This initiative focuses solely on food and community building and is in the developmental process. “We are seeking and are open to new partners. We will be connecting with them this year as we expand our resources. We hope to hear from our supporters about who best supported them in learning to grow and preserve food,” said Anne Temple, program manager.
This program, which participants are invited to initiate on their block, will create a parallel food system, one street at a time, where people can grow their food, connect with local small farmers, be prepared in times of crisis, and be independent of the current food system.
The Neighborhood Food Network will foster food independence, stronger communities, improved health, decreased violence, and increased survival rates during a crisis. We will accomplish this together by collaborating with our neighbors, starting by supporting the facilitators of the initiative locally, the participants in the pilot program, and on weekly coaching calls to ensure food access for all.
PREPARE FOR THE WORST. EXPECT THE BEST.
Crisis or not, the program will be fostering communities that are connected, compassionate, and thriving. The initiators invite participants to expect that the BEST in people will rise up in the worst of times if an environment of community and partnership is fostered.
The Neighborhood Food Network invites you to be a facilitator on your street, download the flyer this Earth Day weekend, and invite your neighbors on your street to a meeting within the next two weeks. Join the weekly calls on Monday at 8:30 pm ET for guidance, support, and sharing. Why? What are the benefits?
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