Announcing the 2022-2023 Resident Food Equity Advisors Program!
The Resident Food Equity Advisors program is currently accepting applications for 2022-2023!
Food security and equitable access to food resources are closely tied to environmental justice and climate change issues. With this in mind, the Sustainability Department launched the Resident Food Equity Advisors (RFEA) program in 2020 in an effort to create programs with residents rather than simply for them.
In the 2020-2021 cohort, 13 advisors from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences with food collaborated on creating a set of recommendations for the City. The program culminated in a meeting with Mayor Mendenhall and a final report summarizing the Advisors’ key ideas on how the City can advance food equity. The 2022-23 program will focus on prioritizing and developing the food equity solutions recommended by the first cohort.
The 2022-2023 cohort will consist of many of the same advisors in order to continue their successful work, but we are also hoping to add 3-4 new perspectives into the group.
The first group meeting of the 2022-2023 RFEA cohort will be held in April.
Applications for the 2022-2023 program are due on March 6, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented communities.
Good candidates are residents who are passionate about food, engaged in their community, and have firsthand experience of the challenges that many residents face getting the food they want and need.
Ideal applicants will be interested in sharing their knowledge and ideas on what the City can do to increase access to healthy, affordable and culturally relevant food for all. Priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented communities who live in the Glendale, Poplar Grove, Ballpark, Central City, or southwest Liberty Wells neighborhoods, but residents from any part of Salt Lake City are welcome to apply.
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