Thursday, January 13, 2011

Help Map Food Availability in Crown Heights

If you're looking for a productive way to spend your MLK Day, check this out:

On MLK Jr. Day, January 17, 2011, join the Brooklyn Food Coalition in partnership with NYCCAH (New York City Coalition Against Hunger) for a day devoted to making Brooklyn a better place to live and eat - create food maps!

The Research & Mapping committee of the Brooklyn Food Coalition is seeking volunteers to help change the way we look at our food systems by creating comprehensive maps of food across our beloved borough. Volunteers will visit retail food stores and complete Community Food Survey forms, recording information about food, type, and location. This data will be compiled as part of an ongoing study with the hope that once a full picture of our food system is available, advocates of policy changes will have the necessary information to lobby for us!

The event will begin at 11am, meeting place is Launch Pad, located at 721 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights. As this is a door-to-door job, volunteers are reminded to dress warmly and bring their walking shoes!

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