Food Justice Committee!

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Food Justice Committee (FJC) was formed in Fall of 2011 by Eastern’s Center for Community Engagement to address issues of food insecurity, poverty and education in the Willimantic community. The committee’s goals are:
  • To increase donations of fresh and healthy food to local agencies
  • To educate the community on how to prepare and cook healthy foods
  • To develop and facilitate a weekly after school program curriculum on nutrition and gardening
  • To promote local farmers, farmer markets, eating local and a healthy community
  • To expand the knowledge of the Eastern community (students and staff)  of current agricultural issues
  • To promote and maintain urban gardens
  • An interest in issues related to: poverty, inequality, nutrition, food, education, environment, etc.
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage time and balance academic life with extra-curricular activities
  • Willingness to learn, grow, and have fun
  • Knowledge of or interest in program
  • Being pro-active and assertive
Time Commitments
  • Demonstrate commitment by attending FJC meetings
  • Willingness to participate in events sponsored by the FJC
  • Optional participation in a once a week after school program lesson at Windham Middle School 
Meeting times have yet to be established for Spring semester. All interested students should contact Brit Cava, AmeriCorps VISTA at or 860-465-0684!


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