Economic Development

TNP Seeks Input on Food Security

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WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will host three community meetings on food security in the city July 27 and August 2.

Tomorrow’s meeting will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Side Community Association hall, 2534 Milton St. SE. The August 2 meetings will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA of Warren and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Raymond John Wean Foundation.

During the meetings, TNP’s Garden Resource of Warren program will look for input on ideas to improve access to healthful food in the city.

“Community food security is a very complex issue that cannot be achieved from an individual perspective by a single organization,” the organization said in a release. “It will take a collaborative effort by public, private, government, and institutional entities, as well as the citizens of Warren, Ohio to achieve community food security and increase access to the foods and nutrients needed to live healthy and enriched lives.”

The meetings are part of the Community Food Security Assessment Project, which includes creating a demographic profile of the city and examines food distribution, affordability and production resources.

“This allows us to recreate, on a much smaller scale, the same process we followed over 3 years that lead to the neighborhood plans we developed that focused on blight remediation,” said TNP Executive Director Matt Martin in a release. “There is a lot of work to do, but the formula is fairly simple: we collect data, conduct community outreach and use the two to develop a plan.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.