Though Louisville’s reputation as a culinary destination continues to grow, many of our fellow citizens lack easy access to fresh and healthy food, or enough food at all.
There is no easy fix, but many local groups are tackling food insecurity through creative and innovative programs, and raising awareness about the importance of healthy eating by all Louisvillians.
Join Insider Louisville and health reporter Darla Carter on Tuesday, October 23 for a discussion of these initiatives, and learn how you can get involved in their missions.
Special guests include:
Stan Siegwald, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Dare to Care Food Bank
Kish Cumi, Executive Director, Smoketown Family Wellness Center
Pastor Shirley Burke, Coke Memorial United Methodist Church and the Smoketown Fresh Stop Market
Erin Hargrove, Program Manager, The Food Literacy Project
Cassia Herron, President, Louisville Association for Community Economics
Monique Quarterman, 2018 Hunger Innovation Fellow
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Program starts at 5:15 p.m.
Ample street parking is available surrounding the Smoketown Family Wellness Center.
*Please consider bringing a donation for a Dare to Care partner food pantry.Priority items include: canned seafood, beans (canned or dried), hot cereal, cooking oil, and canned vegetables (tomatoes, leafy greens, beets, carrots, yams preferred).
About the venue:
Smoketown Family Wellness Center (SFWC) is an integrated healthcare model to support parents to raise children to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. The Center provides medical care for children and healthy lifestyle support for the whole family in a community-based setting.
About Insider Louisville
Insider Louisville is a 501(c)3 nonprofit media organization on a mission to provide impactful, public-service journalism to help our readers shape outcomes. Our goal is to raise the level of civic engagement in our community by being a vital source of information about local business, government, education, health, and culture.