Community, Justice, and a Food System For All: Building Racial Equity Across Rhode Island’s Food System
Kingston, Rhode Island
The purpose of this report is to explore the Rhode Island food system in relation to racial equity and food justice. After reviewing data on this topic and highlighting conversations and experiences around food justice work as it relates to food production, food system jobs, food distribution, and food security within Rhode Island, the report explores ways to increase food justice within the local food system.
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Katie grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in public health with a concentration in nutrition. She has worked with No Kid Hungry and facilitated classes through the organization Cooking Matters to ensure health education and access to healthy food is a basic right for all. She was also part of various research projects addressing health disparities and assessed the efficiency of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program guidelines in rural corner stores. Throughout her undergraduate years, she was also very involved in community organizations focused on sustainable agriculture. Through these groups, she helped to organize events that were discussed topics related to food justice, highlighted local food activists, and addressed issues within the food system.
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