Mount Hope Coalition to Increase Food Security (CIFS) is a coalition of community partners that aims to educate youth and adults in Providence of the health and economic benefits of producing locally grown food. Through hands-on training, residents will learn of the alternatives available to them in securing fresh, healthy food.
Check out the resources below and visit the coalition’s Facebook page to learn more about the work being done.
Success story: April 2017 Success story: October 2016 Fact sheet: April 2016
The Mount Hope Coalition to Increase Food Security is seeking interested individuals to enroll in an 18 week community health worker training. Community health workers assist in removing barriers and addressing the social determinants of health while identifying assets and resources while fostering a sense of community ownership.
Components of this workshop will address food security and equip participants with the skills to grow their own food.
The coalition is looking for five individuals 18-24 years old and five individuals 60+ years old. A small stipend may be available for selected individuals.
Contact: Toni-Marie Walmsley, Mount Neighborhood Association. Phone: 401-521-8830
Please see the event flyer for additional details.
Garden Program: Building Community Relationships and Literacy – Youth Storytelling Program in the Billy Taylor Park, 2014