Hurricane Katrina decreased access to healthy food by more than half in New Orleans. How to get fresh local food into the hands of those who need it?
Getting healthy, affordable food to urban residents is a challenge in most major U.S. cities. In New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina not only affected the output from local farmland, it severed distribution channels, destroyed existing markets, and increased socioeconomic inequality. How can the city rebuild those food connections in an even stronger way, empowering those who need it most to choose fresh, locally grown produce? As part of GOOD Ideas for Cities New Orleans, a team created a campaign to showcase the diversity and availability of healthy foods.