Black Church Food Security Network

2018 Week 6: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE Last week, my faith in the progress we’d made on the Reservoir Hill Public Art Project was faltering. Only one neighbor showed up to our meeting on Monday, and our tabling efforts at the Druid Hill Farmer’s Market weren’t very successful. Very few people came by…
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2018 Week 5: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE This summer, Bikemore has been organizing biweekly Monday evening meetings to invite members of the community to brainstorm about a public art project that will be implemented in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Our first meeting in June had great turnout, but we’ve been struggling ever since…
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2018 Week 4: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE On Tuesday, I found myself at City Hall witnessing an investigative hearing on the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD). As I walked into the Council Chamber, my mind wandered back to the hearing I’d attended just a few weeks before. At that time, the committee was…
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2018 Week 3: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE When I called home this week to tell my parents about my internship at Bikemore, my mom’s reaction honestly summed up my experience. “You? Rode a bike? Around a city? Are you serious?” she questioned sounding surprised, impressed, and speechless all at once. Her confusion, admittedly,…
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2018 Week 1: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE If you’d asked me about Bikemore’s work in Baltimore City just over a week ago, I could’ve given you a very detailed description of their programs, their initiatives, their advocacy, and more. I had done my research and tried to prepare myself for what to expect…
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2018 Orientation: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE “Think about the impact you want to make, not the identity that you want to achieve.” Mere hours into our cohort’s first day of Orientation, we had already heard countless speakers offer us advice and insight as to how to make these eight weeks count. Yet…
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2017 Featured Blog Posts

TALIAH WEST | YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SOCIETY (YES) – WEEK 4 I feel confident that I will be able to reach the goals I set for myself. My main goal was to build relationships with the youth, and I had felt that it was much easier to establish those relationships with…
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2017 Week Six: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Last week you heard a little bit about my experience in preparing for the Women’s Empowerment Conference and how difficult that was. Although I had a hard time last week, I took the weekend to rejuvenate and do something relaxing so that i…
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2017 Week Five: Youth & Family Wellness

MARIANA RINCON CAICEDO | BALTIMORE SQUASHWISE I am not an American citizen. And for a long time, I’ve hidden behind that identity as a way to excuse my ignorance of certain aspects of American culture that I’ve not been exposed to, as I was raised in another country. This week,…
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2017 Week Four: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Every summer we have a community cookout with two communities that surround Barclay. This was a big task as most of the work seemed to fall on the community leaders in Barclay as we are the most organized leadership team of the three…
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