This Will Allen keynote presents ideas on how to provide healthy, nutritious food to people residing in areas known as food deserts. These people are those who do not have access to the same quality of sustenance as people in other locations and do not have the means to attain them.
The speaker discusses the importance of providing food to distressed communities that exist miles away from a grocery store and are becoming sick due to their lack of nutritionally sound food. As the co-founder of Growing Power, an initiative geared toward teaching youth how to grow healthy produce at a relatively low cost, the speaker promotes both providing food and building community relationships.
His resounding point hinges on the importance that the creation of year-long food-growing initiatives have on the health and overall well-being of a population.