Chef Nadine Nelson, with Fresh Food Generation founders Jackson Renshaw and Cassandria Campbell.
Jackson Renshaw and Cassandria Campbell
are moving full-speed ahead to change that.
Renshaw and Campbell met while working at The Food Project, a non-profit organization that brings together youth from Boston and its suburbs to grow food for its CSA (Community Supported Agricultural Farm) and for charitable donations.
Working at The Food Project
planted the seed for their common interest in "food justice," as they call it.
also had firsthand experience as a resident of Roxbury, where, she
was often frustrated with the lack of healthy food choices.
After earning her Masters Degree in City Planning from MIT in 2012, Campbell came up with the idea for Fresh Food Generation and thought of Renshaw, with whom she had a strong working relationship at The Food Project but had since lost touch.
and Renshaw are well on their way to throwing open their truck doors this summer - and hiring a crew of young people ages 18 to 21, whom they would teach job skills and leadership - hence the "Generation" reference in their name.