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“Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area.
The Food Trust just hit a quarter-century, and the national, Philly-based food access nonprofit is celebrating by doing what it does best: advocating for reinvestment in communities that lack healthy food options.
I sat down with Project Associate Kamaryn Norris (who is, full disclosure, a good friend of mine) to learn about how the organization’s newest initiative, the Center for Healthy Food Access, is working to increase both access and demand for healthy food in underserved areas across the country.
As she sees it, The Food Trust’s approach “is about ensuring that we have a just, fair, equitable food system, and [about] really looking at and understanding the policies and practices and things that have influenced and shaped the food system,” she said. “It’s about sustainable change so people can have personal autonomy over their own health.”
Check out her “Around the Corner” interview — and hear one North Philly success story resulting from The Food Trust’s work — below.
PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.-30-
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