Why are people hungry?
Food insecurity is rampant in Baltimore, with nearly a quarter of the city’s residents struggling to acquire healthy, affordable food. While local urban farmers, religious leaders, and advocates are fighting for food justice in the city, accessibility and availability to food remains a concern to many residents. The COVID-19 pandemic has only served to exacerbate the problem by increasing the number of people in need.
In this webinar the problem of food insecurity will be discussed. What is food insecurity/resilience? Whom does food insecurity primarily impact in Baltimore? What is Baltimore currently doing to move from food insecurity to food resilience? How has COVID-19 impacted food insecurity/resilience? How do we build resilient food systems in Baltimore?
- Holly Freishtat – Food Policy Director, Baltimore Office of Sustainability
- Meg Kimmel – Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Maryland Food Bank
- Eric Jackson – Founder and Servant-Director, Black Yield Institute
Video recording of the event: youtu.be/_-WyWs2O6Dk
Event page: foodresilience.eventbrite.com