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Hosted a Language Justice Training

During the fall, FRESA hosted language justice training in partnership with Rooted Language Services. “When we talk about food access we are not only talking about supporting programs like CalFresh, but also language justice and providing culturally relevant food. Food…

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Developed Mission Statement and Vision

FRESA crafted a mission statement, created materials, logos, and published their survey analysis. The working group developed infographics to communicate and present their findings to funders, organizations, and community members.

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Finished Conducting Surveys

FRESA closed their community surveys and began analyzing the data. By then, they had received over 500 responses and had a number of languages represented including English, Mixteco dialects, Zapoteco, Tagalog, Spanish, Chinese, Zapoteco, and Ni.

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Began Surveying the Community

From December 2020 to the spring of 2021, FRESA surveyed food-insecure families at Santa Barbara County FoodBank distribution sites to learn how they could better serve residents and improve food access.

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FRESA is Formed and Holds their First Meeting

A coalition of organizations (including the Community Environmental Council, Route One Farmers Market, Rooted Language Services, SBC-Public Health Dept., Fund for Santa Barbara, FSA-Little House by the Park, FoodBank of Santa Barbara County, Dept. Social Services- SBC, community advocates, and…

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