On Friday, January 10 from 10am-noon there will be a joint monthly meeting of the East Side Prosperity Campaign Health and Wellness vision area and the East Side Food & Wellness Hub at the Eastside Financial Center (965 Payne Ave). This meeting is a community forum for anyone who lives, works or has interest in health and wellness in Saint Paul’s East Side.
The first hour of the meeting will cover the Health and Wellness action area, which is dedicated to addressing issues related to health and wellness on the East Side and is one of four action areas of the East Side Prosperity Campaign. It’s an opportunity to learn about projects happening, organizations working in the area and meet people in the field. This week Ms. Oakley Biesanz, from the City of Maplewood, will talk about some of the community gardening projects and other work happening in her area.
For the second half of the meeting we will discuss the East Side Food & Wellness Hub. Specifically, we will review how the first year of the Hub went and create goals for the second year of operation.
As we start our second year of the Food & Wellness Hub, we are looking to reach out to more community members, so part of this meeting will be to set goals for membership and brainstorm what opportunities and supports we hope to provide for our members. Then we will begin brainstorming how we can make it all a reality.
We always love to have new faces in our meetings, so if you are interested in learning more about what is happening on the East Side or have ideas on how to make the Food & Wellness Hub even better in year two please come to the meeting on Friday!
If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please contact Urban Roots’ Nutrition & Wellness Program Manager, Rebecca Mino. To learn more about the East Side Prosperity Campaign, visit eastsidepc.org. Health and Wellness/Food and Wellness Hub meetings usually occur on the first Friday of each month from 10am-12pm.