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180, Michelle Horovitz, Appetite for Change | The Intersection of Food and Social Justice

180, Michelle Horovitz, Appetite for Change | The Intersection of Food and Social Justice

Appetite for Change uses food as a tool for building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. Michelle Horovitz grew up in the well-manicured suburbs of Minneapolis. If you ask her about the beginning of her journey to social change, she points to her Jewish upbringing. She says that her family made her aware of major injustices in the world. This gave her a sense of empathy for people who had been “othered.” Throughout high school and college, Michelle waited tables. She had a keen interest in food and wanted to be a chef. As an undergrad student living in West Philadelphia, she was exposed to a world that was very different than her suburban home. After she had graduated, Michelle wanted to go to New York for culinary school. Her friends and family were not supportive of the idea. “Oh, that’s a cute dream,” they told her dismissively. So, Michelle returned to Minneapolis to pursue a law degree from the University of Minnesota. In law school, she says she was “completel

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