Sleuthing in Your Supermarket: Learning to Shop with a Conscience


 Kitty Ufford-Chase, Faith Community Coordinator at the Community Food Bank, offers a five-session course at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, (just East of Swan on 22nd St.) on issues surrounding food and faith Monday evenings from April 7 through May 5 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Awareness meeting room.

The following will be explored:

  •  The history of supermarkets, current and future trends, and how the supermarket fits into the global food system.
  • Supermarket advertising, marketing and consumption: understanding the corporate role, and the messages we get from supermarkets.
  • Environmental impacts within the supermarket itself, in its supply chain, and in the household.
  • Social justice in the food system and supermarkets from middle-class and low-income perspectives: accessibility, affordability, and food appropriateness.
  • Looking at alternatives and options for action to support a more just food system.

The fee for the five-session class is $15 to cover supplies; any money left over will be donated to the Food Bank by UUCT. Scholarships are always available and always given. Please email  or call him at 326-8831 to sign up. Payment may be made by credit card by calling Jean in the church office at 748-1551.