Financing Good Food

Get Healthy Philly (GHP) believes that all people should live to their fullest potential in environments that allow them to grow and thrive, and that progress only happens when we treat all people with dignity, care, and respect. As part of its efforts, GHP works toward creating a healthy, sustainable, and fair local food system, or what we call a good food economy. But we know a good food economy cannot exist in a racist system. To realize the health of individuals, the environment, and the economy, we have to dismantle systems of oppression that directly and covertly undermine the health and humanity of people of color, particularly white supremacy’s erosion of the health and self-determination of Black people.

What does it take to build a good food system for all? GHP is going to ask around. In partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement, GHP will present 6 conversations between good food leaders around the country and local good food advocates. These inter-city digital dialogues will showcase progress in developing a good food economy through anti-racist strategies, and inspire all of us to envision and work toward an equitable food system.

September 29

Financing Good Food

In a 2018 survey of food entrepreneurs performed by Get Healthy Philly, the majority reported that personal savings were the primary means of financing their businesses, followed by personal credit cards. What are alternatives to putting food entrepreneurs at personal financial risk when we build the new food economy? This panel, featuring Molly Hartman of the Reinvestment Fund and Mariela Cendeno of Oakland's Mandela Partners, will discuss alternative financing models that understand and work with the food sector.

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Event Date 9/29/2020 5:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free