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Lit Youngstown Co-sponsors Food Policy Advocate

Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty, will lead a workshop on bringing grocery stores to neighborhoods with inadequate food resources, Wed. April 5 at 12:00 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave.


The workshop is free and open to the public and lunch is included. Reservations are required by Mon., March 27, and can be made by calling St. John’s at 330.743.3175 or emailing

Winne will also read at 7:00 Wed. April 5 at St. John’s, with a Q&A moderated by WYSU’s Tim Francisco. The talk is free and open to the public, and part of Lit Youngstown’s First Wednesday Reading Series. No reservations are required.

Mark Winne has forty years of experience on food policy issues, and has crossed the country speaking and consulting on hunger, food insecurity, local and regional agriculture, community food assessment, and food policy.

Winne’s visit is co-sponsored by community partners St. John’s Episcopal Church, ACTION, Common Wealth, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Lake to River Food Co-op, Mayor McNally, Mercy Health Partners, NYO Property Group, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, The Raymond John Wean Foundation, YWCA of Youngstown, Oak Hill Collaborative, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, Junior League of Youngstown, and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Closing the Food Gap is the Food for Thought April book club selection.

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