Food Inequality and Social Justice
Inequality in regular access to healthy food is a complex social justice issue in the United States. The health ramifications of poor food access and the unaffordability of healthy food choices are a consequence of economic systems based on a hierarchy of race, gender, and class structures. This research explores this inequality through the medium of three organizations that are challenging this systemic violence toward marginalized peoples.
City Meal Site, Big Train Farm, and The Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island serve different populations with the unified goal of getting healthy food into the hands and mouths of people through volunteer work, education, and partnerships. The applicable goal of this research is to examine how these programs are working within the communities they serve, areas where they may not be effective, and how these organizations confront a system based on exclusion.