UPDATE: Click on the green arrow next to the Empowered to Serve box to go to voting for Community Food Initiative
The Kheprw Institute (KI) youth empowerment community in Indianapolis that North Meadow Friends and I have been involved with has a chance to win some significant funding to support their work, and you can help by voting for them tonight.
Last year large parts of downtown Indianapolis became food deserts when one of the last food market chains closed their stores. The KI community responded by creating a community controlled food cooperative http://kheprw.org/ccfi/
As explained below, the American Heart Association is sponsoring the online event this evening where various organizations tell the story of the work they are doing. The winning prizes are $30,000, $20,000 an $10,000. Your vote can help KI win!
More information available on the Facebook page:
LIVESTREAM LINK: https://app.sli.do/event/fsiuinwr/
On October 17, Diop Adisa will represent Kheprw Institute and We Run This (CCFI) at the EmPowered to Serve Urban Business Storytelling Contest put on by the American Heart Association. He is one of 10 finalists with the chance to win $30k, $20k or $10k to support their projects.
The livestream party will start at 6:30pm and the livestream will start around 6:50pm.
He will represent our work to increase access to healthy food in Indianapolis and develop a toolkit and training curriculum to help leaders from around the country create community-powered food generators using our model.