Anna Hartrampf joined our team to assist with the Atlanta Local Food Initiative as well as the Georgia Food Oasis projects currently housed and managed by Georgia Organics. Anna most recently spent time in Washington D.C. coordinating food access programs for the elderly and disadvantaged and looks forward to bringing her knowledge and expertise to the state of Georgia. Before she got started, however, we hit her with the tough questions:
What was your previous job? Public Health Nutrition Coordinator for the District of Columbia Office on Aging – coordinated federal nutrition programs (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program) for low-income seniors in the District of Columbia.
Who/what inspired you to do the work you are doing for Georgia Organics? Currently working part-time as the Rooftop Garden and Wellness Coordinator at the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
I have a deep rooted love of gardening and working with communities to create healthy eating habits through increased access to fresh, locally grown food. Being a part of the amazing team at Georgia Organics brings a unique opportunity to work closely with policy makers, growers, eaters, and chefs to remove barriers to healthy food options while engaging community members to become advocates and leaders in the local food movement
What do you want to accomplish for Georgia’s farmers? I want to help GA farmers expand their growing power by connecting them more directly with their customers, specifically those customers who are participants in SNAP, WIC, SFMNP and FMNP.
If you became a DJ, what would your DJ name be? DJ Shorty Fresh