How Chicago Plans To Implement An Equitable Food System

Ruby Ferguson will be responsible for advancing Chicago’s “Food Equity Agenda” as its first-ever food equity policy lead.

Marshall Mitchell, Urban Farm Assistant at the Urban Growers Collective farm in Chicago
This April 10, 2020 photo shows Marshall Mitchell, Urban Farm Assistant at the Urban Growers Collective farm in Chicago. The nonprofit teaches young kids and others to grow vegetables at eight urban farms around the city. Laurell Sims via AP
Marshall Mitchell, Urban Farm Assistant at the Urban Growers Collective farm in Chicago
This April 10, 2020 photo shows Marshall Mitchell, Urban Farm Assistant at the Urban Growers Collective farm in Chicago. The nonprofit teaches young kids and others to grow vegetables at eight urban farms around the city. Laurell Sims via AP

How Chicago Plans To Implement An Equitable Food System

Ruby Ferguson will be responsible for advancing Chicago’s “Food Equity Agenda” as its first-ever food equity policy lead.

Chicago has created a formal council to address the systemic inequities that drive food insecurity in BIPOC communities — especially during the pandemic. Reset checks in with the city’s recently-appointed food equity policy lead.

Ruby Ferguson, Chicago’s first food equity policy lead