Joslin Bellamy is a longtime Tallahassee community advocate and volunteer. She has been on the forefront on many health and social equality issues, volunteering for such organizations as the: Orange Avenue United Tenants Association (Active Board Member and Vice President), Grace Mission Outreach Ministry (Community Mentor), Lawerence Gregory Community Center, Capital Area Community Action Agency (Head Start Program), Second Harvest (Resident Garden Advocate), and the FAMU Institute of Public Health.
Joslin has volunteered with the Florida Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) since 2015, whereas she and her children contributed in an earned media American Heart Association produced video. Further, she organized several neighborhood walks and has represented the HFFI at several public meetings and forums. In September of 2015, she was featured on the front page of the Tallahassee Democrat, an article entitled “Sharing My Story of Survival in a Food Desert." She is a single mother of four (Janiyah-18, Jamaal-15, Jamari-10, and Jakaris-8), and a graduate of Florida State University High.
Click here to watch the American Heart Association's video featuring Joslin and her children, showing the importance of HFFI in Florida.