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Black Network’s Farm-To-Church Movement Brings Fresh Food to Baltimore

posted on April 23, 2018

Religion News Service’s Adelle M. Banks reports that some Baltimore black churches are growing their food or networking with black farmers for produce, in order to bring fresh and healthy produce to urban black neighborhoods. “The goal is to provide alternatives to the less nutritious and more expensive foods often sold at convenience stores in neighborhoods that don’t have groceries nearby,” Banks writes. The Black Church Food Security Network informally began as a stopgap response to store closures after the 2015 Freddie Grey riots, and now counts 10 black churches among its ranks, a number which will likely grow as more churches build their own gardens.

Read at Religion News Service