Poverty

Fatema Sumar Talks Oxfam America’s Response to COVID-19

“If you break the food supply chain, you can imagine how that would affect supermarket shelves”

Mike Curtin Talks DC Central Kitchen, COVID-19

“Poverty is expensive. It is hard to be poor”

Jenique Jones From City Harvest Talks COVID-19 Impact

“We’re making sure that we’re planning for, almost the unplannable”

Liz Neumark Talks Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids, COVID-19

“Our waiters who at this time last year were at black tie galas, are now delivering food to a very different slice of New York”

Saru Jayaraman Talks Fair Wages, COVID-19

“There are some similarities [to 9/11] in terms of displaced workers, in terms of need for help, but those workers actually got help after 9/11. And in this situation, I think we’re teetering on the brink of a real great depression very similar, if not worse to, what we saw in the 30’s in terms of people outside looking for food.”

Regina Anderson Talks Food Recovery Network, COVID-19

“There’s no shortage of food. That has never been the case in America- we have so much food. We can throw most of it – almost all of it- away, and still have enough food to feed everybody. It’s just a distribution issue.”

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice

Food justice organizations are finding ways to use locally produced food to address equity in access, affordability, and health. DC Greens’ Produce Plus Program partners with farmers’ markets to distribute over US$800,000 annually to Washington, D.C. residents to help purchase…

School Lunches Are As Important As Ever, Says Fleishman

“When chefs are able to see that they can be creative with school food and they can help change the palates of our youngest generation – I think it brings more culinary talent into this field,” says Fleishman.

Joi Chevalier from the Cook’s Nook talks about how COVID-19 is impacting food start ups

“Our own industry- they are the folks. There are twenty, thirty thousand people who worked at food companies, who now don’t have access to food,” warns Chevalier.

We Must Meet The Needs Of Those Most Affected By COVID-19, Says Kimbal & Christiana Musk

Today on “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani interviews Kimbal and Christiana Musk. They discuss the importance of providing nutritious meals for students who are food insecure and rely on school lunches for sustenance.