Neighbor Council Best Practices

Food banks across the nation, especially those affiliated with Feeding America, have made a concerted effort to involve people with lived experience. By creating councils or boards of those with lived experience, they aim to involve “neighbors,” or their clients, … Read more

Breaking Barriers in Urban Native Agriculture

This report seeks to explore the potential for urban agriculture to operate as a healing process for urban Native communities. Urban agriculture holds the potential to reconnect Indigenous Americans living in cities with their food systems and heal wounds left … Read more

A Community Guide to Planning Non-Congregate Summer Meals

A resource/guide for current and prospective providers that want to operate rural non-congregate summer meals. In collaboration with Hunger Free Oklahoma, the guide is comprised of community input and resources from USDA and other food advocacy organizations from FRAC to … Read more

Maria Islam

A naturalized Texan, Maria Islam is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy and Political Economy at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her passion and research interests are in food systems policy, particularly anti-hunger and sustainability policies. Maria hopes to help reimagine current systems and make nutritious and delicious food … Read more

Tatiana Villegas

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tatiana Villegas recently graduated from Whitman College with a BA in environmental sociology. Tatiana believes that healthy communities can only flourish when they acknowledge multiple perspectives. Incorporating this belief into her life, she has done research and work that discusses the connection between people … Read more

Kathryn Tzivanis

Driven by a profound dedication to addressing global injustices, Katie Tzivanis pursued a B.A. in Urban Studies at the New School. Katie’s fervent interests lie at the confluence of public education reform and food security, with a particular emphasis on the detrimental effects of hunger on educational experiences and graduation … Read more