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Table 2:

Three Scales of Food Justice Action to Combat Gentrification

MicroMesoMacro
Organize dinner conversations around racial inequality and gentrification

Patronize locally owned food businesses of longstanding community members

Learn about the history of local working class and ethnoracial foodways 
Support existing food justice organizations

Support existing community-based organizations mobilizing against gentrification

Create organizations that ensure staff, board, and membership reflect surrounding community

New food business owners hire surrounding community and keep food affordable

Community controlled land trusts for urban food production 
Community benefit agreements for new food retail that mandates pay and benefits that are commensurate with neighborhood's cost of living

Neighborhood zoning that preserves local food businesses and encourages new long-term resident-run food businesses

Legal guarantee of living wages and full healthcare benefits for essential food chain workers

Legalize and protect street food vending businesses

Mandates that mixed-use development requires food retail that meets community needs

Right to land for food production for low-income people and people of color 
MicroMesoMacro
Organize dinner conversations around racial inequality and gentrification

Patronize locally owned food businesses of longstanding community members

Learn about the history of local working class and ethnoracial foodways 
Support existing food justice organizations

Support existing community-based organizations mobilizing against gentrification

Create organizations that ensure staff, board, and membership reflect surrounding community

New food business owners hire surrounding community and keep food affordable

Community controlled land trusts for urban food production 
Community benefit agreements for new food retail that mandates pay and benefits that are commensurate with neighborhood's cost of living

Neighborhood zoning that preserves local food businesses and encourages new long-term resident-run food businesses

Legal guarantee of living wages and full healthcare benefits for essential food chain workers

Legalize and protect street food vending businesses

Mandates that mixed-use development requires food retail that meets community needs

Right to land for food production for low-income people and people of color 

Courtesy of Alison Hope Alkon, Yuki Kato, and Joshua Sbicca

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