In 2013, the Bingham Fellows developed a set of community food principles to create awareness of simple, fundamental truths. Here are their principles:
- We believe in creating a community food system whereby all community members have equitable, affordable, and convenient access to nutritional food.
- We believe in supporting food education efforts that address how food is produced, processed, labeled, distributed, marketed, prepared, consumed, and disposed.
- We believe in building a greater nutritional knowledge and awareness throughout our community, acknowledging the important link between the foods we eat and our health.
- We believe our support of locally based small and mid-scale farms, as well as local food processing and distribution, will benefit our community.
- We believe our food supply should be produced and processed in sustainable ways that prevent the exploitation of farmers, workers, and natural resources, and prevents the cruel treatment of animals.
- We believe in supporting community-based initiatives that address hunger.
Learn how your organization can endorse these principles here.
And come out to the monthly Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition meetings to help manifest these principles!
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