Big Hunger with author Andy Fisher

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
New York State Health Foundation; 1385 Broadway, 23rd floor, NYC 10018
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*This PNY-co-sponsored program is hosted by our partner, Community Food Funders (CFF), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

Chronic hunger and food insecurity trends across the U.S. have not changed, despite the rise of charity.

Food banks and food pantries were meant to be a stopgap measure, but manufacturing jobs never came back, recession followed, and the “emergency food system” became an industry. In Big Hunger The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America And Anti-Hunger Groups, author Andrew Fisher argues that many key anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages. His research finds that efforts to end hunger, reduce obesity, and reform farm subsidies are compromised by corporate interests.

Join us for a discussion with Andy about his research and findings, and hear a response from a panel of emergency food practitioners and academics.


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All interested funders, especially in health, community development, children and youth, older adults, urban agriculture and hunger. 

Registration is required by October 2nd

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