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Awarded Woman of the Year in Bloomington, Indiana

Woman of the Year Marcia Veldman is an advocate for food justice, food security and food sustainability within communities.
 Veldman has been a leader in a variety of different sustainability and food projects that promote healthy lifestyles.
As the City's point person and coordinator for the farmers' market, she has increased shoppers' access to fresh, healthy foods.
Veldman has been an active force at the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, where she helped to establish the Meal Share food rescue program.
In addition, she initiated a collaborative effort to establish the Plant a Row project and helped raise sponsorship levels for the Soup Bowl.

Along with being an avid supporter of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and serving on the Hilltop Educational Foundation's board, Veldman is one of the founders of Green Drinks, a monthly lecture series where people work toward sustainability goals. Veldman's work with the Green Sanctuary Task Force played an integral role in securing funding for installing solar panels at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

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