The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the inequities of our current food system. Returning to the lands, not just by physical proximity, but through a more intertwined relationship between land and community, is a form of resistance and resilience. This can … Read more
The Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) was initially created in the 1990 Farm Bill to address the inequities in agricultural extension offered to Native American farmers and ranchers. Thirty years later, the FRTEP has never been appropriated the funding or … Read more
The Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) improves the lives of migrant farmworker families across the state of Oregon through the provision of childcare and educational programming. Over time, OCDC has expanded their operations to meet additional needs, such as food … Read more
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon was on track to implement legislation that would provide most of the state’s students with free school lunch and breakfast. This report examines the impact of the pandemic on school meal access in Oregon through … Read more
This report and series of recommendations will assist the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council as we set goals for and design our own dashboard, build a community engagement strategy around the dashboard and our food action plan, and move with a … Read more
This project aims to explore how local government in Chicago might support the development of a reimagined social safety net—one that facilitates systems change rather than piecemeal, temporary solutions and one that moves from a food security-focused paradigm towards a … Read more
This document provides detailed guidance on the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) community‐based supplementary feeding program, Tom Brown, for nutrition actors within or outside of CRS. Its primary purpose is to provide practical information on Tom Brown programming so that the … Read more
Special thanks to General Mills Foundation for their support of Megan’s placement at University of Buffalo Food Systems Planning & Healthy Communities Lab.
Special thanks to Tyson Foods, Inc. for their support of Emma’s placement at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
Methany Eltigani of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Building Capacity for Food Pantries” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Methany completed her field work with Community Food Bank of Central Alabama in Birmingham, … Read more
Megan Smith of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Equity and Activism: The Massachusetts Ave. Project” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Megan completed her field work with University at Buffalo Food Systems Planning … Read more
Mariama Badjie of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Building a Food Action Plan in Allegheny County” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Mariama completed her field work with Pittsburgh Food Policy in Pittsburgh, … Read more