The projects successes include gathering 2,000 neighbors to talk about food justice within their community. also connected the Frogtown neighborhood to the larger local agricultural community and increased cultural understanding all around. With education improving on how to source and cook healthy food, public health will improve.
A grant from the USDA allowed Jones to make food assessments in the Dayton’s Bluff, Frogtown and Summit-‐University neighborhoods. These assessments showed that cost, transportation and lack of education were the biggest barriers keeping people from eating healthy food. In 2013 Jones received the Joyce Award and partnered with Public Art Saint Paul to organize the CREATE event. He spent a year collecting “food stories” from his Frogtown community and used them to create the meal’s menu.
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