Main Street Project (www.mainstreetproject.ncgbeta.com) announced today its Chief Operating Officer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin will be speaking at Cretin-Derham Hall on February 1, 2016. The Cretin-Derham Hall Justice Education Team has chosen food as the focus of this year’s justice issue, and Haslett-Marroquin will be speaking to Main Street Project’s mission and philosophy, as well as the importance of healthy food access.
“Educating students about both producing and eating healthy, local, sustainable and cost effective food is the key to creating healthier generations for years to come,” says Haslett-Marroquin. “It’s exciting that students are taking actionable steps to learn about organizations just like Main Street Project that are helping increase food access and healthy living locally and across the world.”
Each year students from the Cretin-Derham Hall Justice Education Team pick a justice issue they believe is important and that the school should be educated on. The issue selected this year is food, the importance of eating healthy and how to do so in a cost effective way, and the benefits of buying locally produced, sustainably grown, or organically grown products. The students reached out to Main Street Project after researching the organization and discovering its commitment to positively impacting the food system in Minnesota.
Main Street Project has developed its model for high-quality, sustainable agricultural production for local food markets and values-based consumers. Their regenerative agriculture model is designed to produce safe, affordable, and naturally nutritious foods, free from antibiotics and chemicals using energy and natural resources more efficiently to lower production costs, reduce environmental impacts and adapt to climate change realities.
About Main Street Project
Main Street Project revitalizes communities by developing and rebuilding a full-circle, local food system that is resilient in the face of economic, ecological and social change. Main Street Project programs rebuild the local food system while moving underemployed residents to economic stability. For more information, visit www.mainstreetproject.ncgbeta.com.