St. Paul-based artist and urbanist Seitu Jones organized an unprecedented community gathering. On September 14, 2014 two thousand Twin Cities residents met around a table that stretched 1/2 mile across the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. Together they shared a meal provided by local kitchens and farmers to raise awareness about food justice—the fight for all people, regardless of class and geographic location, to have access to healthy food.

Many take healthy food for granted, yet food justice is a pressing urban topic. CREATE shows that communities can work together to make a big difference. By integrating urban farming, sharing resources, and talking about the importance of healthy food, we can improve the health of our communities.

While funding for this expansive project was provided by the Joyce Award, Jones and Public Art Saint Paul are seeking help with additional costs incurred. To make a donation, please visit the CREATE website today. Donations will be accepted through October 13, 2014.

Video courtesy the Joyce Foundation