Food Equity in St. Anthony Park: Opportunity for impact through partnership!

HPC members joined the membership committee on Tuesday, August 9th, to discuss transitioning former co-op volunteer efforts toward a food-centered community organization. At the meeting, Suyapa Miranda, Executive Director of the St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC), described a food survey the council has distributed at Seal Hi-Rise. Initial results are eye-opening; many residents exist in a functional food desert due to mobility, financial, and cultural challenges. Many possibilities for the community to support our neighbors, at Seal and throughout the neighborhood, are on the table.

We want to expand the survey’s reach, as it will inform the eventual mission of the group. Unfortunately, unless additional funding arrives in the next two weeks, the survey’s scope will be limited.

We’re asking HPC members interested in food equity to contribute what they can, as soon as possible, to the food survey initiative. If you can contribute even $5 toward food survey efforts, it will make a difference.

Ways to contribute:

         Go to the St. Anthony Park Community Council’s website to donate; specify that your donation is intended to go toward funding the food survey. (http://www.sapcc.org/donate/)

         Stop by the SAPCC office at 2395 University Avenue West, Suite 300E (corner of Raymond and University, above Sharrett’s).