Project Description

Los Angeles Community Action Network

Skid Row Healthy Food Micro-Enterprise Project by the Los Angeles Community Action Network is a pilot project in the early stages of development that seeks to serve the Skid Row community of Downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row is home to approximately 15,000 homeless, formerly homeless, and other low-income residents. The project has three components: (1) a low-cost organic market, (2) a rooftop garden, and (3) a micro-enterprise training program to ensure the food access projects are operated by Skid Row residents. This innovative effort is planned, led, and implemented by homeless and low-income residents, and combines improvements to the built environment, easier access to affordable fruits and vegetables and key training for a community that has been disconnected or excluded from mainstream employment.