As we wrote a few days ago, several of us from WhyHunger were in Arizona last week for the Closing the Hunger Gap conference, and we visited the San Xavier Community Farm on the Tohono O’odham Nation. In this short video — filmed at the San Xavier Farm — you can learn more about our friends at Tohono O’odham Community Action (TOCA), an exceptional organization dedicated to creating a healthy, culturally vital and sustainable community on the Nation, largely through re-establishing food traditions. Read David’s full narrative of TOCA here.
Since 2004, WhyHunger has featured USDA Community Food Project (CFP) grantees on a database as part of our Food Security Learning Center. The Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program was started in 1996 to fight hunger and promote self-sufficiency in low-income communities. Community Food Projects are designed to increase food security by bringing together stakeholders from across the food system to assess strengths, establish links and relationships, and create solutions that work for the whole community.