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New Food Hub Coming to Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center

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Supervisor Nate Miley, Councilmember Loren Taylor, Supervisor Dave Brown, and Hilary Bass at press conference announcing new inter-agency food hub in East Oakland.

By Kiana Gums, communications director for Oakland City Council District 6.

Business leaders and city, county and state representatives gathered to celebrate the more than $1.7 million investment into an inter-agency food hub at Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center.

Among those present were Oakland City Councilmember Loren Taylor, State Senator Nancy Skinner, Alameda County supervisors Dave Brown and Nate Miley; Hilary Bass of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, Carolyn Johnson of the Black Cultural Zone Development, and Chef La Harrison of Jusla Eats.

Although the project is still in the early development stage, local food entrepreneurs and caterers are already eager for the opportunity to cook and provide food for their community through the planned commercial kitchen.

In an area with high rates of poverty and food insecurity, this new food distribution and recovery center will create jobs, support local small business development, increase access to healthy food, and help counter the generational health disparities in the surrounding community.

The post New Food Hub Coming to Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center first appeared on Post News Group. This article originally appeared in Post News Group.

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