An upcoming event at Labyrinth Books in Princeton will interest those who are concerned about hunger and poverty in America. Having worked with Share Our Strength’s Princeton Taste of the Nation for many years, I can attest to the importance of these issues, yes, even in our land of plenty.
So consider joining Isles, Inc., the Trenton-based community development organization, and Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty, on October 7 (5:30pm) for a provocative discussion about food, poverty, and the environment in America – and Mercer County.
Closing the Food Gap tells the story of how we get our food: from poor people at food pantries and neighborhood stores to the wealthier consumers of organic and local products. Winne chronicles the widening of America’s food gap since the 1960s when domestic poverty was “rediscovered,” and how communities are working to shrink the divide, from farmers’ markets to community gardens to CSA’s.
Isles supports families and students that grow tens of thousands of pounds of food annually on 43 community and school gardens in Trenton. They have been a Taste of the Nation beneficiary for many years.