Jun 11, 2018
For Evelyn Brito, access to healthy food is more than an abstract policy goal. It is a driving motivation for her new web-based series, My Bodega Makeover, which documents her collaboration with bodega owners and customers in her own neighborhood of Lynn, Massachusetts. The goals are ambitious. They include helping struggling owners to purchase healthy foods, access city grants and improve store design. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to make healthy food choices and to develop relationships with owners and the community at large. And nonprofits are engaged too, including The Food Project, which connects young people to agriculture and to urban stores. How does Evelyn do this? She is an independent producer, whose company, Keep it Simple Productions, explore social justice themes from a community perspective. Do you want to bring My Bodega Makeover to your community? Evelyn would love to help!