FOOD JUSTICE

We are committed to the work of becoming an anti-racist organization.

We may not know exactly what this looks like for us, But Anabel's is working to support students of color on campus and uplifting the work of farmers of color globally.

Learn more about the disparities in our food system and solutions to get involved with.

Disparities of the Food System

Black and Hispanic individuals experience. . . 

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1) higher rates of food insecurity

2) the lowest supermarket availability 

3) greater likelihood of obesity

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SOLUTIONS

Disparities are apparent at all levels of our food system. Thus, we must work towards individual, economic, environmental, and societal solutions. Below are examples of how food activists can support a just food system (and how Anabel's Grocery has addressed these disparities)

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HUNGER

DISEASE

FOOD COST

FAIR WAGES

CROP SUBSIDIES

FOOD WASTE

FARMING PRACTICES

RESOURCE WASTE

COMMUNITY

CONVENIENCE

CULTURE & TRADITIONS

TASTE & FLAVOR

TREATMENT OF WORKERS

Linking people in need with food resources

(food pantry, community dinners, Anabel's Grocery)

Providing information about how food can prevent, cure, and reverse many chronic diseases (EAT Lancet report)

Government should subsidize health promoting foods, rather than meat, dairy, corn, and sugar

Make healthy foods affordable for local communities (Anabel's uses our subsidy fund to reduce prices)

Food workers should be paid at least a living wage (Anabel's tries to purchase from local farms paying fair wages)

Supporting regenerative practices that reverse climate change, restore our soils, and reduce pollutant emissions to local communities. 

(We source from local farms dedicated to regenerative agriculture)

Redirecting surplus food to communities and individuals in need (Anabel's uses leftover produce each week to cook a free community dinner)

Buying local, whole plant foods minimizes transportation, processing emissions, and reduces water, land, and energy usage

Preserving and celebrating cultural ingredients, dishes, and practices of different people. 

Recognizing that food and farm workers are essential, compensating them fairly, and reducing their exposure to physical, environmental, and mental risk.

Providing affordable, accessible, and quick options for people with limited time and resources 

Understanding that healthy foods can be delicious and that traditional cuisines have many techniques to make humble foods flavorful.

Building spaces for and by local communities that cater to their unique needs and wishes.