At a time when the national discussion of food deserts and food equality is at a fever pitch, the City of Denver is taking action. Denver’s Sustainable Food Policy Council, a mayor-appointed body, and the Office of Economic Development are banding together to hold a series of community meetings where residents and businesses can share their opinions and concerns about food access, food justice, and food sustainability.

A healthy food system is an important link for each and every neighborhood because it directly translates to economic development, community development, and resiliency. The ultimate mission of these listening sessions is to establish a citywide vision and action plan for building a stronger Denver through better access to healthy food and economic development as it relates to food.

Consider these questions: Why is food an important issue in your neighborhood? How should it change? What can the city do to help?

Join the discussion and make your voice heard.

The first of the sessions (this one for Council District 1) takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6, at North High School (2960 Speer Blvd.), from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Snacks, translation, and child care will be provided.

For more information or to find dates of a community meeting in your district, visit

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Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.