A banquet of ideas at Akron's Growing Hope Food Summit

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The second annual food summit sponsored by Akron Summit Community Action shared a common goal of better health. WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports that concern about food, especially about access to healthy choices, can also unite the community.

“I think the desire to be healthy is a desire for every human being,” says Veronica Sims. Sims coordinates special events like these for the anti-poverty group, Akron Summit Community Action.

“We intentionally targeted minority, underserved, immigrant communities because there continues to be a deficit in terms of education and having resources to help them have the quality of life they desire. But it was open to the general public.”

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ASIA’s interview with Nar was featured in this story, showing that growing the special green organic food also provides jobs for this group of political refugees. 

Click here to learn about ASIA’s Healthy Asian Pacific Islander Fresh Program (HAPI Fresh).