Panel 3: Strengthening Food Security and Increasing Local Food Access for All
Thursday, January 14 from 2 – 4pm
Hunger has increased dramatically in Massachusetts this year as a result of job losses due to the COVID-19 state of emergency – currently around one million people do not have adequate access to food. Emergency food services are stretched thin and access to public benefits programs has been challenging for many who need help affording basic needs for themselves and their families. Policy experts and practitioners will discuss advocacy and on-the-ground work being done to make sure our neighbors are fed, and we will strategize together on potential new equitable solutions.
Leran Minc, Project Bread
Laura Sylvester, Food Bank of Western Mass
Casey Burns, Coalition for Healthy Greater Worcester & Worcester Food Policy Council
Norris Guscott, Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance