The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Selecting Strategies

The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Selecting Strategies

Now that partners were selected, it was time for the task force to work together and identify strategies for change. The task force met four times. We were very clear that we wanted it to be a concise, short-lived process. We had four meetings over a period of about one year. And at the end […]

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Foodie culture is now part of foreign policy — It’s Gastrodiplomacy

Foodie culture is now part of foreign policy — It’s Gastrodiplomacy

– Within a half mile radius from where I’m standing, there are more than 15 Thai restaurants. In the last 20 years, Thai restaurants have taken off in America, Europe, and Africa. But that success is actually a little out of whack with the number of Thai immigrants around the world. In the US, there’s […]

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The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Cultural Competence

The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Cultural Competence

The task force worked to ensure a varied representation of fresh food retailers were given the opportunity to apply for grants and loans. It was very important to us, to all of us, that this program be accessible to a wide array of folks. We wanted to make sure that there was a very diverse […]

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