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African Heritage Food Co-op: Alexander J. Wright on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Tanvier Peart
Date: July 12, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Alexander J. Wright, Founder and President of the African Heritage Food Co-op. We’ll be discussing food equity issues, particularly in communities of color and Buffalo’s East Side. We’ll be discussing what a food apartheid is, its adverse impacts on our local communities, and long-term sustainable solutions.
We’ll also be discussing the African Heritage Food Co-op’s mission, the work they do, the planned storefront and flagship location at 238 Carlton Avenue, and how you can get involved.
The African Heritage Food Co-op began in July 2016 when founder (and this week’s guest) Alexander J. Wright organized a meeting of like-minded members of the community wishing to provide fresh produce to areas of the city considered to be a food desert at an affordable price. Their vision is to create a world where inner city “neighborhoods” can become Communities. Where no one goes without healthy affordable food options. Most importantly a world in which we can create Ownership and employment opportunities in and for the community.

Visit the African Heritage Food Co-op’s website, here.
Listen in on Tuesdays at 10:30 am on Power 96.5 FM or Mix 1080 AM and watch the video on our Facebook page.