Profile: Rev. Dr. Heber M Brown

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Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown is a Baptist pastor in Baltimore, Maryland. Brown is committed to social development and has been instrumental in the creation of several programs in the Baltimore area. These include Orita’s Cross Freedom School, of which he is the founding director, and the Black Church Food Security Network. The latter works to support the accessibility of food by linking historically African American congregations with urban growers and Black farmers. Brown has received a number of awards recognizing his work, including the Ella Baker Freedom Fighter Award and the Food Justice Award from the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights.

To learn more about The Black Church Food Security Network click here.

To be taken to Brown’s personal website click here.

The Good Food Toolkit

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The food that we eat can have a huge impact on the environment. The Good Food Toolkit is helping congregations to find food that is both produced sustainability as well as raised humanely, and is economically sound by providing the food producers with a livable wage. These are all areas that we sometimes overlook when it comes to purchasing our foods, but The Good Food Toolkit helps to identify each of these areas to help improve the quality of food we are purchasing. To check out the full version of The Good Food Toolkit, click here.

For a summary of how it works, as well as an explanation of it by its creators at John Hopkins University, check out this link.