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HRI Tackles Food Insecurity in Cambridge

Massachusetts Housing Partnership
​160 Federal Street, Boston MA

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In 2016, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure, equating to 42 million Americans including 13 million children.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
Too often, low-income neighborhoods lack access to farmers’ markets or stores selling a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. When such foods are available, they can be priced too high for families that need to stretch their grocery budgets. Oftentimes, they will do so with less nutritious, bulk, packaged foods with a longer shelf life.
Homeowner’s Rehab (HRI) is an Affordable Housing Provider, that owns and operates over 1250 units, housing hundreds of low income families. HRI found a way through its Resident Service Programming to solve both those problems for families living in its affordable housing developments. They brought a no-cost farmers’ market straight to their residents’ doorsteps. On Friday, May 18th, Jane Carbone from HRI will join the HCDC to discuss their current programs and efforts combating food insecurity in Cambridge. 
Jane Carbone is the Director of Development at HRI. She  coordinates all aspects of  housing development from the  predevelopment phase through construction. She also initiated the framework for HRI to incorporate sustainability and environmentally friendly building practices and programs into their portfolio. Jane received her BA in Environmental Design and City Planning from UMASS Amherst and is a licensed construction supervisor, and LEEP AP.

This is a brown bag lunch so please feel free to bring your lunch.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Massachusetts Housing Partnership
160 Federal Street, Boston MA

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Confirmed Attending

  • Michelle Apigian
  • Rebecca Bachand
  • Alma Balonon-Rosen
  • Maura Barry-Garland
  • Donna Brown
  • Ellen Caracciolo
  • Ellen Connolly
  • Eliza Datta
  • Megan Delehanty
  • Jesse Elton
  • amy farrell
  • Pam Fisher
  • Susan Gittelman
  • Elizabeth Gruber
  • SueEllyn Idelson
  • Maria Maffei
  • Jo-Ann Marzullo
  • Tabetha McCartney
  • Kathryn Riley
  • Amanda Roe
  • Lynne Stewart
  • Johanna Stone
  • Christine Vincenti