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Best Local Food Advocate

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Food Advocate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Concrete Jungle

Best Food Advocate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Hungry Girls Do it Better

Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Georgia Organics

Best food revolutionary BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Abiodun Henderson
Born in Brooklyn as the daughter of a Liberian immigrant and a Black Panther, 34-year-old ABIODUN HENDERSON is no stranger to social justice. Though her parents both died young, they instilled in her a passion for helping others, whatever the cost. Eventually, Henderson joined the Occupy the Hood movement,more...
Born in Brooklyn as the daughter of a Liberian immigrant and a Black Panther, 34-year-old ABIODUN HENDERSON is no stranger to social justice. Though her parents both died young, they instilled in her a passion for helping others, whatever the cost. Eventually, Henderson joined the Occupy the Hood movement, and dedicated her own life to empowering low-income black communities. In 2016, she founded her Westview-based social business, Gangstas to Growers, to provide formerly incarcerated young men with agriculture-centered job training. Once they graduate the educational program, participants are placed into local food industry externships designed to provide the tools and connections to pursue full-time employment. Gangstas to Growers even has its own hot sauce, Sweet Sol, a lavender and turmeric flavored blend made from ingredients grown by the program’s trainees. For Henderson, food is a tool for justice. “We need education so we can do for ourselves,” she says. “Agriculture is the way.” www.facebook.com/gangstastogrowers. less...

Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Georgia Organics

Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Will Edmond
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Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Will Edmond
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