Freeing Food - Inner City Poverty

In these blogs leading up to Pesach I have been exploring ways contemporary relevance and modern issues of freedom have been added to the Seder table with additional symbols and rituals. The Progressive Jewish Alliance, in 2010 put together a “Food Desert Seder Plate” that added a whole seder plate, finding symbols for each of the traditional ones, replacing them with items representing the lack of access to fresh, healthy food in many low-income areas. 
The helpful handout below explains the tough facts for many inner city dwellers (in the US in particular but I suspect these are also somewhat applicable here). PJA suggests passing this around your Seder table to aid discussion of these troubling facts. I'd be interested to hear how British readers would make it more relevant to UK tables.


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