2018 CCDA National Conference — Chicago Workshop
Rooted in Community: Food Cooperatives for Low-income Families — Jeremy Lewis & Spanga Gwabeni
Join Urban Recipe as they explore the value of the cooperative model as a CCD/Asset-Based Community Development structure for creating food security, fostering community, and fighting homelessness, while enhancing the dignity of and empowering the recipients. This model is an alternative to the food pantry model and has been commended highly by Bob Lupton in his book, Toxic Charity. It uses the need for food as a springboard for combatting hunger, forging solidarity, creating relationships that cross racial and class lines, and strengthening the faith and self-esteem of participants.