Access to Food / Food Desert Initiative

Initial Coalition Partners: Virginia Extension Service, City of Chesapeake, 55Plus, Chesapeake Health Department, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing, the American Heart Association

Purpose: Develop a taskforce to work on the identified food deserts in S. Norfolk and Deep Creek initially; seek community input to determine interest in community gardens, CSA, farmers market and other short-term responses; work on policy development and other long-range efforts.

Launch: Spring 2016 community forum

Volunteer: if interested in working on this project please contact HealthyChesapeake@gmail.com