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Fresh Perspective: Food, Equity and Community Development Funders’ Bus Tour

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

Please join The California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) and Southern California Grantmakers for a funders-only bus tour in South Los Angeles to explore how food can be a powerful driver of equity and community economic development.

Food is essential to the health and vitality of a community. Through evidence-based practices, creative placemaking and social enterprising, nonprofits are using food to connect health, culture and economic opportunity in historically disenfranchised communities. Investments in community-rooted food enterprise can be a critical way to stabilize neighborhoods in transition and garner economic and social equity. This tour will feature the projects of several non-profit organizations who are bridging healthy food access and equitable economic development. Looking at community food enterprise at various scales ranging from street vendors to neighborhood markets to a major distribution and growing hub, the tour will highlight food security and food access and the case for an increased investment of social and economic capital, specifically in South Los Angeles.

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (bus will leave promptly at 9:00 am and return no later than 2:00 pm)

Tour Starting Location: Community Health Councils (3731 Stocker St, Los Angeles, CA 90008)

Participants may park on site behind the office building for free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Tour Partners: Los Angeles Food Policy Council, LURN and Community Health Councils.

SCG members and SAFSF members: No cost to participate
Non-members: $100

Who May Attend
Current SAFSF, SCG, and NCG members and other funders.
For registration questions, please email [email protected].


SAFSF members: email [email protected] Please be sure to note any dietary restrictions/requirements.
SCG members: please log in to your SCG account to register online.
NCG and SCG members: please complete this form.
Eligible non-members, in order to register for SCG events you will need to apply for an account. Please do so here.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Areas of Impact:

Farms & Farming Systems  |   Urban Agriculture  |   Funding Strategies  |   Investment/Lending  |   Health  |   Hunger  |   Justice  |   Equity  |   Food Access  |   Social Justice  |   Markets  |   Economic Viability  |   Regional Food Systems

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