Appetite for Change is grounded around the notion that food can be used to create health, wealth and social change. One of the biggest discoveries of the women and men who gather in the basement kitchen of a Harrison neighborhood church, however, has been how food is a catalyst for dialogue. The busy cooking seems to dismantle barriers and reservations, and the community opens up its thoughts, concerns and stories around cutting boards and stoves.
I grew up in the punk rock scene. Our slogan was D.I.Y. – Do It Yourself. Since I was young, I’ve known that if we want the world to be a fairer place with justice for everybody, we have to do it ourselves.