Erasing Food Inequities in New Mexico and Texas

Founded eight years ago, La Semilla has been helping the communities of Southern New Mexico and El Paso become healthier and more politically vocal through programs such as Edible Education, Community Farm, Farm Fresh Mobile Markets, and Food Planning and Policy.

Healthy Food Access in Austin, TX

Almost 25 percent of Austin residents were living in neighborhoods without access to stores selling healthy food. To address these food-access challenges, a working group was established and, with the help of Austin City Councilwoman Delia Garza, $800,000 of the city’s budget went to addressing food access and food insecurity through hiring a food access coordinator, increasing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, providing money to retail food outlets and more.