FoodSpark's third series of 2018 engages and explores the legacy of food in north St. Louis with focus on the historic Ville neighborhood.
This series is co-organized with Young Friends of The Ville, BJC Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Initiative, Good Life Growing, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, and Northside Community Housing, Inc.
Events for this Series
August 4 | Block Party in The Ville
Young Friends of The Ville will co-host a full day block party to celebrate the neighborhood as families prepare for the new school year. We will also include a food giveaway via the gardens of Good Life Growing.
Kick off this series with us through the FoodSpark potluck as we discuss how food access, justice, and traditions have look in our families, in our neighborhoods, and across the city.
Culinary Theme: Food My Grandma Made
For this potluck gathering, please bring a dish that reminds you of home. It can be a family recipe, an inspired-dish from your hometown, or even St. Louis fave. We will also have food graciously donated by Jaden's Diner, a soul food restaurant based in The Ville neighborhood.
Ideas Sparked by the Community
Every Wednesday and every other Sunday, Art House collects donated food from Whole Foods in Brentwood. Currently, 100 to 150 families are served throughout the month.
PotBangerz is a St. Louis-based family of activists, and community leaders, that fight injustice by uplifting the community, meeting nutritional needs, helping our unhoused family navigate their way to permanent housing, and advocating for them when they need it the most.
Creator(s): Erica Williams
A Red Circle’s weekly pop-up restaurant Healthy Flavor Bistro & Garden offers community members affordable meals made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The bistro operates under a Pay it Forward method, meaning patrons can pay more to allow others to eat, regardless of their ability to pay.
Creator(s): Fatimah Muhammad
Apiary @ The Park is a collaborative co-working, co-living, meeting, market, cafe' and pop-up space. It was designed by a social entrepreneur for entrepreneurs, start-ups, mobile workers, artist and freelancers.
Creator(s): Nick Speed
Ujima is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can service provider that cultivates community through food and youth empowerment. We work to shift paradigms by increasing food security, environmental stewardship, and employment.
Tools, Recipes, and More
FoodSpark’s series on food justice and access is co-organized with the partnership of:
Young Friends of The Ville,
BJC Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Initiative,
Good Life Growing,
Missouri Coalition for the Environment,
St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, and
Northside Community Housing, Inc.