Supermarket Access Listening Session and Discussion
Tuesday October 3rd
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
15500 S Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110
Some communities concentrated in Cuyahoga County’s urban core and inner ring suburbs lack access to supermarkets that provide healthy food, jobs, community services, and economic stability for neighborhoods. This lack of access disproportionately affects people of color and low-income residents. What can we do to achieve more equitable supermarket access in Cuyahoga County?
The event will include:
- The Data: An overview of the data collection and mapping conducted for the supermarket assessment
- What Works: Examples of successful supermarket implementation initiatives and policies in Cuyahoga County that have improved supermarket access
- Next Steps: A discussion of policy solutions and coalition building to improve our supermarket landscape in Cuyahoga County
We hope that you can attend the October 3rd event.
For questions or more information contact Roger Sikes at 216-903-3283.
This event was coordinated by the Supermarket Access Stakeholder Group
The Supermarket Access Stakeholder Group is an ad-hoc coalition that is developing a Supermarket Access Assessment and Policy Recommendations for supermarket implementation in low-income neighborhoods across Cuyahoga County. The work and the Group so far consists of representatives from the Creating Healthy Communities Program at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Ohio State University Extension, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, City of Euclid, Burten Bell Carr Development Corporation, Simon’s Supermarket, HIP-Cuyahoga Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL), Cleveland -Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University, Healthy Food for Ohio Program, The Food Trust, Food Access Raises Everyone.