Growing Community: Food and Justice in New Orleans

Building on the first New Orleans program in 2011, this project explored food security and community development in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. The 2012 project focused specifically on food security and social justice in New Orleans. The group volunteered with Our School at Blair Grocery, a local agriculture project, as well as the local food bank. Spending two days volunteering with St. Bernard project allowed students to learn more about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city. Students were able to develop an understanding of food security as well as an understanding of how change is made in communities, and how they can contribute to change at home.

Students at Our School at Blair Grocery.

Students at Our School at Blair Grocery.

See posts from the Growing Community: Food & Justice in New Orleans group here.

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