On January 9th, Stockton University hosted the Nourishing Communities: Ingredients for Success Food Summit in Atlantic County. The conference was attended by state and local representatives who shared a similar goals – learning and sharing ways to improve food insecurity across communities in southern New Jersey.
The Cumberland Cape YMCA and the Food Trust hosted a table at the event, educating participants about food access and the importance of healthy corner stores. “It’s encouraging to see that everyone has a desire to make changes in their local communities,” said David Calderetti, project director for New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids – Vineland. “Everyone should have access to healthy foods.”
Other table hosts at the Summit focused on topics such as summer feeding programs, community gardens, mobile pantries, and farm-to-school programs.
To learn more about the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, please visit their website here.SHARE: