*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.
- Andy Fisher, Author, Big Hunger The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America And Anti-Hunger Groups
- Dr. Melony Samuels, Executive Director, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
- Lori Silverbush, Director, A Place at the Table
All interested funders, especially in health, community development, children and youth, older adults, urban agriculture and hunger.
Registration is required by October 2nd.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.