January 21st, 2020 at Midvale Elementary School
In DeKalb County, nearly 140,000 people, including nearly 40,000 children, are food insecure. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Community Food Experience (CFE) is a discussion-based, interactive simulation that identifies major barriers to food security in our region. For this special hands-on meeting, Tucker Cluster stakeholders participated in the CFE.
This simple yet powerful activity allowed us to briefly experience the challenges that many within our community face every single day. CFE defined food insecurity, explored the relationship between poverty and hunger, and illuminates the impact food insecurity has on community health.
It was a great evening for raising awareness filled with thoughtful discussion, ideas for collaborative measures and solutions to combat food insecurity within the Tucker cluster.
A big THANK YOU! to our friends at The Atlanta Community Food Bank for orchestrating this insightful exercise—and everything they do to help improve the quality of life in our area.