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Shawnee Fresh Stop: A Self-Determined Solution

By Arianna King, Laura Stricklen, Rachel Brunner and Jonathan Krigger: AmeriCorps VISTAs at Presbyterian Hunger Program
June 20, 2012

There is no definite formula for community organizing especially when it comes to food. The going is rough no matter how you slice it. You need perseverance, shared vision and a seemingly implausible helping of time. But when the need is apparent and community members feel a call to action, change is just around the corner. The Shawnee Neighborhood in Louisville, KY is one place where, with the help of a few crucial ingredients and a little sprinkle of hope, a solid group of good souls joined forces to take the issues of food access and healthy eating into their own hands.

Read about the successful Shawnee Fresh Stop program to provide fresh, chemical-free produce for SNAP recipients.