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To help communities survive a crisis, invest in hyper-local food, art, and culture

25 Jun 2020

Building local resilience involves building local organizations that provide services that hold communities together.

At Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick, New Jersey, food is more than charity—it’s a way to build connections in the community. Along with a soup kitchen, the nonprofit runs a workforce training program through which people can get vocational degrees in pastry baking or culinary arts, an urban agriculture space, cooking classes, a commercial kitchen for local food businesses, and Mercado Esperanza, a monthly community market where those business can sell their goods, and where local dance troupes and musicians perform.

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