This Wednesday, July 18th, Zendesk and sf.citi are hosting an exciting panel for developers and designers to encourage fresh ideas to help solve the Fresh Food Dilemma: How can Central Market and Tenderloin residents store and prepare healthy food when access to kitchen facilities is limited?
Tomio Geron, a veteran reporter at Forbes with ample experience covering food justice issues will be moderating this exciting panel.
You can register for the event here.
Access to fresh produce and healthy options is limited for many San Francisco residents living in the city’s Central Market neighborhood. Compounding the problem is the fact that kitchen facilities to store, prepare, or cook fresh food are scarce. Unfortunately, this narrows affordable eating options to fast food outlets or processed food bought from a corner store. The Central Market area has the second highest ratio of fast food/convenience stores per produce outlet and at the moment, continues to be without a full-service grocery store.
This dilemma is a tricky one and it requires innovation, new ideas, and the courage to try things that have never been tried before. It is our hope that we can tap into the city’s esteemed developer and designer community to find the answer to this decades-long issue.
The event on July 18th, kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Zendesk offices located at 989 Market Street. The panel will last from 6:30 – 7.30 p.m. and we would love you to stick around afterwards for some refreshments and a networking reception from 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Jonathan Axtell, associate producer at Social Capital Markets
- Karen Nemsick, executive director at Rebuilding Together San Francisco
- Dan Parham, CEO of Neighborland
- Matthias Mormino, legislative aide
- Supervisor Jane Kim
- Phil Clark, director of education and employment at Episcopal Community Services
Hosting this panel extends our commitment to revitalizing the Central Market area and our support of the ImproveSF challenge by gathering together some local innovators to help find a solution to the ongoing food justice issue facing residents.
We hope to see you on Wednesday!
For more information about the challenge please visit: http://www.improvesf.com/central-market-and-food-justice.
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