…in their best form [food] hubs are more than economic catalysts and efficient truck routes…As much as they pioneer the replacement of lost distribution infrastructure, food hubs are civic leaders, entities that operate educational farms, address food deserts, attend to the socio-economic barriers to going organic, promote philanthropic aims, and provide job training. It’s this civic community-building character of food hubs that truly shows their forward thinking.
via Civil Eats.
Civil Eats writer B.R. Cohen looks at what food hubs offer to their communities. It’s an interesting article not only for what it reveals about food hubs but also for how it posits them as solutions for larger societal problems.