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Photo: Magic Mana corn ready to be shelled, or removed from the cob (By Christina Stucker-Gassi, NCAP, and IORC Agriculture & Food Team) Food access is a cornerstone social justice issue of our lifetime. In 2020 organizers with the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC), Irene Ruiz and Samantha Guerrero, helped create the Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance (IIRA) to bring emergency aid to the Idaho farm worker and immigrant community. These communities were left without access to resources like funds, social services, and information due to lack of translated materials when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Idaho. Many living in food apartheids couldn’t access nutritious food despite being a critical member of the food production system. Under IIRA, Project Milpa was created to source & grow non genetically modified, organic, and culturally relevant food to feed Idaho’s Latinx community, most of whom are of Mexican descent and have been significantly impacted by the pandemic.Continue reading(By Rosanne Wolf, NCAP Board President) With immense gratitude as well as sadness, the NCAP Board of Directors bids farewell to Co-Directors Ashley Chesser and Dominica Navarro Martinez. Both have been pursued to work for wonderful organizations in the environmental field. Dominica’s last day was March 31, 2022 and Ashley will work through early summer. They have been working closely with the Board to ensure a smooth and effective transition.Continue reading