Building Community Capacity to Engage With Our Food System

Hybrid service – in person and on Zoom

Speaker: Michelle Horovitz

Minnesota Native Michelle Horovitz will share the story of how Appetite For Change was founded, and why food justice should be a focus across our communities. Michelle will also talk about AFC’s future plans as they work to address current issues such as youth unemployment and mental health. Another challenge is the recent closure of a grocery store and a pharmacy on the Northside.

Michelle Horovitz is a co-founder, and now Vice-President of Innovation at Appetite For Change (AFC), a nonprofit social enterprise organization dedicated to using food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change. AFC works with residents to build strong families and healthy, equitable communities around food. Michelle graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Bioethics and Spanish and earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. She worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami-Dade County before working for James Beard Award winning Chef Michelle Bernstein as a prep cook, line cook and assistant to the pastry chef. She is a dedicated leader, passionate about social and racial justice, and advocates for criminal justice reform, and equity. Michelle enjoys yoga, biking and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.