The 2020 Award winners each shared three actions individuals and communities can take now for a better future.
Appetite for Change makes a difference in North Minneapolis, using food as a vehicle for building health and social justice in their community. The organization operates urban farm plots, workshops developing food skills, youth training, and facilitates networking for activists. The organization uniquely focuses on helping community members generate wealth, and one of the ways they do this is providing certified kitchen space for local food entrepreneurs to develop products.
Appetite for Change (AFC) is not just a nonprofit organization driven by building health and wellness in the community, but also a movement that began as a deep connection among three women from different backgrounds. Through events and other programming, AFC emphasizes the importance of growing your own food as well as supporting those in your community who are doing so.
Northside farmers markets are getting ready to open after state officials determined they are essential and thus exempt should COVID-19 stay-at-home orders continue into the summer.
Appetite for Change is fostering a movement to put the North Minneapolis population in control of its food spaces.
There’s a new restaurant and catering operation called Station 81 Drink & Eatery in the Union Depot in St. Paul. We check in with Aaron Palm, CFO of the nonprofit Appetite for Change which runs the restaurant, about Station 81 as well as the organization that aims to promote health, food education, jobs, youth empowerment and social change among many things. Palm also talks about how he got his start in the business and more.