Breaking Barriers to Local Food Access, the next program in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s webinar series, is scheduled for 2:30 pm Tuesday.

Access to fresh food is a cornerstone of healthy communities. Studies show that limited access to healthful foods within neighborhoods act as barrier to healthy eating and have negative health impacts on residents. Listen in on how two unique communities take different approaches to evaluating and improving food access.

Speakers for the October 6 webinar include:

Sarah Benedict, Food Well Alliance’s Policy and Advocacy Manager

Evan Daily, Open Hand’s Spanish Coordinator, Cooking Matters Program

Rebecca Keefer, City of Chamblee’s Senior Projects Manager

Anna Baggett, ARC’s Community Development Planner leading Local Agriculture programs

To register for Breaking Barriers to Local Food Access and to connect to past ARC webinars on a range of topics, visit

ARC Webinar: Breaking Barriers to Local Food Access, 10/6, 2:30 pm