Posted by Bill Osborne
Keith Elliott, Founder and Executive Director of Sow, Reap, Feed (SRF) spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club's July 21, 2020, meeting. Elliott is a native Jacksonian and is a graduate of Middle Tennesse State University. Sow Read, Feed is a food-based nonprofit founded in 2017 that aims to counter food deserts in Jackson. SRF grows produce on formerly wasted, abandoned property in Jackson and sells that produce to citizens. According to Elliott, 81% of Jackson is a food desert. A food desert is a neighborhood that does not have access to full-serve grocery stores. It is quite common for larger cities to have food deserts that force residents to rely on fast food outlets for much of their food causing those residents to not have fresh foods to eat. A visit to South, West and part of Northwest Jackson, will validate the existence of the food desert. We sincerely thank Elliott for his presentation and for what his organization is doing and has done for Jacksonians. He is shown during his presentation in the following photo.