The Pueblo Food Project has had a busy and exciting year of trials, accomplishments, and growth. We were able to provide meals to families, homeless, and many in need. We helped get local food and product to our community. We persevered, like many others, through the pandemic and are very thankful for another year of food systems change in Pueblo County. PFP would like to extend a huge thank you to our volunteers, the city and county, and all the amazing organizations we work with.
During our December Coalition Meeting we asked PFP members to express what things they’d learned from PFP and what they were excited about in the coming year. People expressed they learned so much about the Pueblo community. CJ Crowther explained he noticed, “how many great individuals in this community are getting those in need food whether that is their job or passion.” Others touched on learning about the food system. Dr. Kelly Gelhoff said she learned, “equity needs to be at the forefront of our strategies across the food system and individual organizations to create positive cultural change.” And Paula Robbed shared, “PFP taught me the importance of systems change.” All participants expressed their excitement for the upcoming year noting all of the great work Pueblo Food Project has yet to come, from growth on our edible landscapes project, the upcoming food summit, and continues positive impact on the community.
Megan Moore, PFP Digital Engagement Manager