Mark Your Calendars! Grocery Walk D.C. set for October 14
Will you be in the Washington D.C. area October 14? Residents and community leaders are taking action for food justice in Wards 7 and 8.
Councilmember Trayon White will be joining in the grocery walk, carrying groceries to historic Anacostia from the nearest grocery store two miles away in Congress Heights, to demonstrate how difficult it is to access healthy food across the river without access to a personal vehicle.
A rally is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. with speakers, including Councilmember Trayon White and community leaders. The morning will conclude with a resource fair, featuring organizations working on food access and food justice east of the river.
Those participating in the grocery walk will gather near the Giant located at 1535 Alabama Ave. SE at 10:00 a.m. and then walk down Alabama Ave. SE to Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. The walk will continue down Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE to the United Black Fund located at 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.
Following the walk, DC Greens will host a food justice teach-in on October 26, in Anacostia. Participants will be encouraged to attend D.C. Food Policy Council meetings, testify at upcoming budget hearings, and contact their Councilmember to make healthy food access a priority in 2018.
Even if you’re not in the D.C. area, check out the resources or join the conversation online using #dcfoodjustice and let others know why you think everyone should have access to healthy food without having to walk 45 minutes.