On Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 2019, The Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) workshop will be open for community members to visit and view the future plans for 1312 SW Adams St and the South Side of Peoria.

The Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) aims to create a financially sustainable healthy food and living plan for and with Peoria’s South Side community. During the two days, EPA will provide technical assistance around the creation and implementation of a food and sustainability plan for Peoria, focusing in particular on the city’s South Side.

The Peoria Community was one of cities selected from a pool of more than seventy applicants nationwide by the EPA as a recipient of the LFLP technical assistance award. The steering committee is comprised of members from the following organizations: OSF, SCUC, Greater Peoria EDC, County/City Health Department, Intangible Mindz, and the City of Peoria, with other community partners including Phoenix Community Development Services, Hult, and UPH/UPC Methodist. The workshop is a culmination of the work of the Building Healthy Communities Initiative, which has a focus on built-environment projects as tools and vehicles for augmenting community health and wellness.  Councilwoman Moore has been working with City staff on the City’s participation in the program.

For more information about Local Food, Local Places, e-mail smaillacheruvu@peoriagov.org or tdahlhoff@greaterpeoriaedc.org