A Brief Overview...
While there is a movement for people to support the local economy and buy fresh food and produce, our food system is, at the same time, failing to provide low-income people with the healthy foods they need to thrive. Food justice is the belief that healthy food is a human right regardless of income.
This trip is will explore the food gap by exploring how food is produced by working with local farmers, learning where food that is produced in Adams County is eaten, examining our emergency food system, learning about the local foods movement, and promoting a more just food system that supports local economies and allows all people, regardless of socio-economic status, access to healthy foods.
Participants will learn about and promote food justice by visiting local farms, meeting with folks from the Food Policy Council and Local Foods Network, volunteering at the Campus Kitchen, and the Painted Turtle Farm, and participating in discussion with low-income people about the barriers they face regarding access to healthy food.
REGISTRATION FOR ASCENT IS PART OF YOUR FIRST YEAR DASHBOARD REGISTRATION - BEGINNING ON MAY 22.
Who can go?
Trips are open to all first year and transfer Gettysburg College students.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the GRAB Office at 717.337.6313