WR4F Wins Who’s A Washingtonian Grant

Will Rap 4 Food will join with local farmers and the community in filming a documentary to address disparities which keep low-income families from having access to fresh produce.
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WASHINGTON - Oct. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- Will Rap 4 Food (WR4F) and Good Sense Farm will team up for “Fresh Beets” thanks to the funding of the Washington DC Humanities Council. WR4F is among eight organizations that received the “Who’s a Washingtonian?” grant. The grants fund projects which unite two different demographics of Washingtonians together on a humanities related project to take place from November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015.

Through the "Fresh Beets" project, WR4F will digitally explore the topic of produce costs at local farms and how it directly relates to how frequently low-income city residents purchase this food. Film crews and reporters for the organization will come together to produce a documentary largely focused on the residents of Wards 7 and 8 in DC. In this documentary, WR4F says it will touch on ways the city has been trying to meet the nutritional needs of residents, what's working, what needs are still being left unmet, and what challenges exist in meeting those needs.

WR4F will hold a screening of the film along with a panel discussion featuring farmers, hip-hop artists and advocates along with community leaders addressing the philosophical and ethical problems presented by this universal issue.

Through this discussion, attendees of the screening will be able to ask questions of their own of the panel and offer thoughts on the issue. WR4F will also provide a live concert featuring Will Rap 4 Food artists to end the screening.

“Fresh Beets” began in 2013 as an effort to bring community awareness to the availability of locally grown produce while providing entertainment from artist-advocates. Other farms being targeted for the film include Common Good City Farm where there is an initiative in place to reach out to low-income families, Radix Farm and Three Part Harmony Farm.

Visit http://www.willrap4food.org/ for more information on WR4F.

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