Food, Community

& Environmental Justice

DELANEY TIGHT

The GrowHaus

Session & Speaker Overview

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit working to ensure residents of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (GES) have access to healthy food by serving as a community-driven hub for food distribution and economic opportunity.

GES residents face significant challenges related to environmental degradation and food access. A 2017 study by ATTOM Data Solutions found the 80216 zip code to be the most polluted zip code with over 10,000 residents in the entire United States. Furthermore, both Globeville and Elyia-Swansea neighborhoods have been deemed a food desert, meaning residents lack basic access to healthy food within a mile radius.

The GrowHaus uses an innovative, community-based approach, also known as the Promotora Model, to respond to our community’s needs through the lens of food. We host various youth and adult programs to educate families on the importance of nutrition for one’s overall health and wellness. In addition, we distribute fresh food to our neighbors through our weekly no- cost grocery program, market, and Food Box Program.

With the increasing threat of COVID-10 we have paused the vast majority of our programming and transitioned the full efforts of The GrowHaus team to ensuring our community has access to the food they deserve amidst this crisis.

Learn more about how our community drives our programs and what we are doing to respond to the threat of COVID-19 in our community by joining us for this presentation.

 

Delaney joined The GrowHaus in July, 2019 on the Development and Communications Team. She has a passion for tackling environmental issues and supporting communities affected by social and environmental injustices. She studied Environmental Mathematics at Colorado College and is excited to share the incredible impact The GrowHaus has on the GES neighborhoods and the broader Denver community.

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