Los Angeles

Greening the Food Desert: Food, Inc. Screening & Market Makeovers

As part of its Center Scene public programs, The California Endowment is presenting an event focused on bringing good, clean, and fair food to food deserts and other underserved communities.

In many neighborhoods across the country–including several in Los Angeles–access to fresh fruits and vegetables is nearly nonexistent while junk foods abound. This Center Scene program goes behind the scenes of America’s food system with a screening of the documentary Food, Inc. and explores how South Los Angeles youth are bringing healthy options to their community.

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 beginning at 6:00pm
Where: The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 North Alameda Street in Los Angeles
Cost: Admission and parking are free, but a reservation is required and the use of public transportation is encouraged. (The California Endowment is within walking distance–1 and a half blocks–of Union Station.)

In addition to seeing Food, Inc., you’ll also hear how the South L.A. Healthy Eating, Active Communities initiative and Public Matters engage young people, and you’ll learn how to convert corner stores into sources of healthy foods using the online toolkit at MarketMakeovers.org. The program will begin with a short panel discussion about market makeovers featuring youth from South Los Angeles HEAC. The film screening and a networking reception will follow.