Growing Healthy Communities
Solid Ground recognizes that hunger and health disparities are not due to a lack of sufficient food, but rather the inequities that have been designed into the food system, disproportionately impacting communities of color. In response, Solid Ground’s food programs work with these communities to break down those barriers, so they can have the ability to lead healthful, thriving lives.
How We Help
COMMUNITY FOOD EDUCATION (CFE)
We believe that communities are healthier when all people have access to affordable and culturally appropriate food. CFE equips people with the knowledge, confidence, resources, and skills to navigate and influence the food system, and works to counter the barriers of racism and oppression that interfere with people’s right to food. We do this by building relationships, fostering positive experiences, creating learning opportunities, and developing a sense of ownership of the food system. Programming is informed by and held accountable to participating community members.
We work within the emergency food system providing on-the-ground, logistical, and financial support. FSS also provides continuing education and other trainings for Seattle-area food banks with the goal of bringing an anti-oppression lens to Seattle emergency food providers’ work.