Baltimore’s Open Society Institute (OSI) fellows are always inspiring. Charlotte Keniston is one of the 2014 fellows. Her story caught our eye because of the amazing work she’s doing in the Pigtown neighborhood in Baltimore. A past Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, Charlotte wanted to bring fresh, healthy food to her community in Pigtown. Pigtown had long been a food dessert, devoid of opportunities to buy healthy food.
She helped start Pigtown Food for Thought in 2012 to bring food farming to her urban neighborhood. But Charlotte wasn’t just focused on food and farming. She and the folks at Pigtown Food For Thought also introduced eating and cooking together programs to bring their neighbors together around healthy food.
Food justice work in Baltimore with a concentration on community building is exciting and innovative and we wanted to say THANK YOU! Great work Charlotte! You Deserve a Bouquet Today!