Food Equity

2018 RFEA group

Resident Food Equity Advisors

Resident Food Equity Advisors (RFEA) are Baltimore residents who influence and advise the City’s Healthy Food Environment Strategy, policies and plans. Advisors are selected through an application and interview process and meet with policymakers and officials to learn about and provide vision and input to the policy and planning strategies of the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative (BFPI).

The 2018 Food Environment Maps show that corner and convenience stores have very low Healthy Food Availability Index (HFAI) scores. In response to these findings and feedback from 2017 advisors, the 2018 RFEA cohort discussed these stores from multiple angles, including legislation, zoning and land use, safety and security, community engagement, and business support. Advisors with the support of BFPI created recommendations around small food retail. 

Resident Food Equity Advisors 2018 Small Food Retail Recommendations

Meeting Details:

2018 Advisors

  • District 1 – Jessica Pimentel
  • District 2 – Mary Brown-Bey
  • District 4 – Samone Flowers
  • District 5 – Ewan Meiklejohn
  • District 6 – Adamaah Grayse
  • District 7 – Sheena Ham
  • District 8 – Nicole Butler
  • District 9 – Anthony Francis
  • District 10 – Shareka House
  • District 10 – Theodore Jackson
  • District 11 – Valeria Fuentes
  • District 12 – Kelly Crawford
  • District 13 – Ava Richardson
  • District 14 – Terrell Williams

Contact Information:           
Holly Freishtat, Food Policy Director, Co-Chair          443-928-3477              [email protected]

Alice Huang, Food Access Planner                              410-396-3899                          [email protected]

Additional Information:

2018 RFEA Applicant Analysis

2017 RFEA Applicant Analysis 

2017 RFEA Overview