Texas Southern University to Implement a Food Desert Mitigation Project in State Senate District 13 with Senator Borris Miles

Style Magazine Newswire | 6/2/2017, 12:39 p.m.
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The Mickey Leland Center on Hunger, Poverty, and World Peace in the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University has developed a demonstration project focused on food security in Texas Senate District 13. The project is a partnership with Senator Borris Miles, Houston Urban Farmers Collective, school gardens and private sector companies, such as Sysco. The goal of the project is to host farmer's markets and provide access to fresh fruit and vegetables in vulnerable communities. The project will officially launch later in at the Blodgett Urban Garden located at 3216 Blodgett St, Houston, TX 77004. The HUFC is a group of local urban gardeners and community advocates focused on enhancing healthy food options and overall quality of life for communities in District 13.