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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Community leaders fight hunger and food insecurity in Cleveland this Thanksgiving

Ohio was the only Rust Belt state with food insecurity significantly above the national average in 2013. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture study, 16 percent of Ohioans were food insecure, higher than the percentages in Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan.

Climate change continues to pose a major threat to food security across the globe. Increased food shortages threaten global security and pose risks to U.S. national security. In states like Ohio, warming temperatures are threatening agriculture and livestock, and fish production. As a result, food prices are continuing to increase as producers fight to stay in business.

As policy makers gather in Paris to address climate change, Cleveland community leaders discuss how they are tackling these issues locally through urban agriculture, feeding hungry families and innovative sustainability efforts throughout Cleveland’s neighborhoods - they are asking local, state and federal elected officials to also take action so that all of Cleveland’s families can have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Rid-All Green Partnership, an anchor in Cleveland’s Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone. This zone is a 26-acre area of mostly vacant city land bank and tax delinquent properties between E. 79 and E. 84 streets off of Kinsman Avenue.

Greenhouse at RID-ALL Green Partnership
8129 Otter Road
Cleveland, OH

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Community leaders fight hunger and food insecurity in Cleveland this Thanksgiving

Community leaders fight hunger and food insecurity in Cleveland this Thanksgiving

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