Food Justice Campus
Located right in the heart of the Warehouse District in Canton, Ohio is the Food Justice Campus.
This building has been reimagined into a vibrant, multi-functional space being used by different community members to work together in unison towards tackling the causes of hunger.
Hold up. Food Justice? What’s that all about? Being a complicated idea, much like the causes of hunger are, the best way we can describe what Food Justice means is by using these four sentences to describe it.
• Food Justice is Social Justice, with the demanding recognition of human rights, equal opportunity, and fair treatment.
•Food Justice is a response to food insecurity and economic pressures that prevent access to healthy, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods.
• The food system is a racial project and problematizes the influence of race and class on the production, distribution, and consumption of food.
• Access to good food is both a cause and a symptom of the structural inequalities that divide society.
Food Justice is mired in generations of problematic systems and policies that have been enforced. Using this Campus we seek to recognize those past mistakes and use that recognition to lead the way towards a future of healing and change.
In addition to housing StarkFresh headquarters, The Food Justice Campus houses many groups and programs that are working together to create realistic pathways out of poverty.
Find out more about each of these areas below.