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. She is confident that bodegas can be a source of healthy foods if struggling owners can access produce, compete for city grants and improve store design. The series is both entertaining and education, encouraging healthy food choices and showing how bodegas cab building cohesive communities. How is Evelyn pulling off this innovative strategy? She is an independent producer, whose company, Keep it Simple Productions, explores social justice themes from a community perspective. Do you want to bring My Bodega Makeover to your community? Evelyn would love to help!