Nare Park

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, Healthy Neighborhood Market Network
Nare Park (they/them pronouns) is a Program Associate for the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network at the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. They provide community outreach and one-on-one business consulting for the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network (HNMN). Nare supports neighborhood market and corner store owners to: develop “healthy food action plans” to succeed as healthy food retailers; connect with resources in the business sector; and activate collaborative partnerships between their store and local partners including neighborhood/community institutions. Nare also supports the project director to develop and implement ongoing store owner skill-share workshops and convenings. They were recently recognized as one of “30 under 30” food leaders by the University of California’s Global Food Initiative for their critical role “in reaching the Korean store owner base in South Los Angeles, not only ensuring cultural relevancy and language accessibility of LAFPC’s programs, but helping broker new cultural understanding and connection among [AAPI], Black and Latino communities in South Los Angeles, where historic tensions pre-date the 1992 civil unrest.” Prior to working with LAFPC, Nare served as an outreach specialist for the Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles. Nare earned their undergraduate degree in English Literature from UCLA.  Email: Tel: (213) 473 3530