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Aquidneck Community Table

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P.O. Box 1481

Newport, RI, 02840

About Aquidneck Community Table

Aquidneck Community Table, or "ACT," brings together partners in our community to collectively build a healthy future, generating events and discussion to explore solutions that strengthen the island’s food system, support the local economy and expand access to fresh healthy food for everyone. Aquidneck Community Table is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.

We work in many ways to build a vibrant food system on Aquidneck Island: distribution of fresh foods at our farmers markets, education in school and community gardens, programs that inspire young people to love healthy foods, and an annual challenge to eat locally to benefit community health and our regional economy.

We hold a vision of an island abundant with locally-produced foods: fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products from the land, seafood from our surrounding waters, and many small businesses that thrive creating fine products from these resources. In this vision, all have access to a healthy diet and no one is hungry. To achieve this vision, we must begin by understanding our current food system, so that when we look back from the years ahead we will have a tool with which to measure our progress towards health: healthy citizens, a healthy environment and a healthy, vibrant economy.