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SXSW 2020

Taking A Bite Out Of Food Access In The District

Access to clean and healthy food is a national issue affecting more than 23 million people in the U.S. As the most underserved communities in Washington, DC, Wards 7 and 8 have the least amount of grocery store options, with 81% of these residents living without readily available access to food. Hear how the Food Policy Council for the city and the DC Office of Planning are working together with partners, such as Lyft and Martha’s Table, to address the future of food access and implementing strategies to make healthy food more accessible to all residents. Learn more about efforts like Lyft’s DC initiative that provides subsidized rides to low-income residents and partnerships between Health Insurance providers and grocers like Giant.

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  1. How public and private partners collaborate to create real-world solutions to combat food access issues in the city.
  2. Access to healthy foods has major implications for communities, find out how DC is working to solve the final mile of food access
  3. Learn about the innovative programs that are being implemented in DC to address food-related health and wellness for its residents



Meghan Fahy, Marketing & Strategy Manager, The Brand Guild

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Politics
  • Level: Intermediate
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