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Fountain residents invited to survey, meeting on food needs of community

 

Last updated 9/15/2021 at 9:29am



The Colorado Trust, a foundation focused on helping residents push for the changes they want to see in their community, is hosting a community meeting to discuss food access in the Downtown Fountain area.

The Colorado Trust has been working in Fountain since 2017 and has heard consistently from residents that food access is one of the major challenges Downtown Fountain and the surrounding neighborhoods face.

“It’s my understanding that the south end of Fountain has been identified as a ‘food desert,’” said local leader Fran Carrick.

Since early July, local organizers have conducted a survey to learn more about where residents of Fountain get their food, how they get there, and what additional food options they think the community needs. At the meeting, they’ll discuss the results from the survey and invite attendees to strategize together about what the community can do to make food more accessible in Downtown Fountain.

“I’ve been in conversation with two very experienced and successful grocers that see the opportunity, need, and potential for a grocery store in Fountain. Let’s hope we can help make it happen with the aid of city staff,” Carrick said, offering an idea for further discussion at the meeting.

The meeting will be at the Metcalfe Park Gazebo on Sept. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m., and there will be free dinner for all attendees. There will also be a virtual option the night before from 6-7:30 (link on survey page).

Scan the QR Code to take the survey by Sept. 21 or contact event organizer Max Kronstadt at [email protected] or 240-421-7865 for more information.

The direct link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TDDTQ68

 

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