Ideas for improving Columbus fresh food access could be worth $4K

Ideas for improving Columbus fresh food access could be worth $4K
Columbus entrepreneurs are set to pitch their ideas on how to get fresh food to Columbus easier.

Food Oasis-Columbus and Georgia Organics are partnering together with residents to get ideas on improving Columbus' access to fresh food.

The Potluck + Pitch will feature five enterprising residents bring their ideas for improving fresh food access in Columbus.

Pitchmakers include:

  • Growing Families, Imani Alcantara
  • Strive to Thrive, Juanilda Diolosa
  • Addressing Senior Hunger, Franetta Miles
  • Sustainable Basics, Joseph Schmig
  • Phenix City Orchard Project, Jennifer Davidson
  • Growing Neighborhoods, Amanda Rees

The winning pitch is decided by attendees of the event via a vote.

Attendees are asked to make a $5 donation and bring a dish to share.

The winner will take home between $3,000 and $4,000 and proceeds from ticket sales.

Organizers of the event say it is a chance to invest in local entrepreneurs and improve fresh food access for the people of Columbus.

The Sept. 20 event will take place at the W. C. Bradley Museum on Front Ave. from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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