- 2017 Challenge Overview
- Inquire Phase (February)
- Ideate Phase (March)
- Investigate Phase (April)
- Impact Phase (May)
Our initial 2017 challenge focused on this topic, asking: How might Indianapolis residents better access healthy and affordable food?
A wide diversity of voices came together to co-create solutions as we moved through a four-month innovation process led by our friends at Collabo Creative:
- INQUIRE (February): Understanding the problem
- IDEATE (March): Brainstorming ideas
- INVESTIGATE (April): Turning ideas into solutions WITH doers
- IMPACT (May): Preparing for implementation
Participation took place online and/or through meet-ups, as detailed on each of the tabs. You can listen to a discussion of the Indy Healthy Food Access Challenge on the WFYI No Limits Show and the Wit, Wisdom & Food podcast. The Indianapolis Business Journal also provided a summary of the efforts.
Want to get involved in future challenges? Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date. Questions? Comments? Contact Stephanie Fernhaber at stephanie@communityINNOVATE.org.Read more about the challenge goals and champions!
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What has been your experience with food accessibility? We want to hear about your success stories, improvised solutions as well as the major barriers.
Sometimes you can gain new insights through experience. We encourage you to drive through the east side of Indianapolis and stop by the food retail options that do exist. What do you observe? What do you hear? What do you feel?
Do you know someone who has been impacted by this social issue? Or, do you know someone who is very knowledgeable about this industry? Interview them to find out their success stories, improvised solutions as well as the major barriers.
Help us create a database of existing initiatives throughout Indianapolis that are targeted at addressing food access issues!