Thu, Feb 04 | Zoom

Spotlight: Food Justice

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Spotlight: Food Justice

Time & Place

Feb 04, 6:00 PM
Zoom

About The Event

Hunger can happen to anyone — a relative, a friend, a neighbor, you. Prior to Covid 1 in 5 Washingtonians relied on their local food bank. Since then the number of people has only increased.

Join YP Impact and our panel of experts as we explore the following:
  • How food banks and their partners provide more than food
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • The charity vs activist mindset
  • Providing fresh, culturally relevant food
  • Providing food for school meals and for students who would otherwise not have food on the weekends
Speakers:
  • Olivia Reed: Youth and Community Organizer
  • James Johnson-Gruspe: Food Bank Coordinator
  • Nisha Daniel: Teacher
  • Genine Bradwin: Kirsop Farms
About Rainier Valley Food Bank:

For over 30 years Rainier Valley Food Bank has operated as a pillar of support, compassion, and community within South Seattle and beyond. Our mission is to not only nourish our neighbors with fresh food but to provide services that our clients can access with dignity and respect without any barriers. We believe in order to solve food insecurity, you have to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. That is why our work is rooted in food-sovereignty and social justice. Looking to the future, we are excited to continue growing and offering more services/programs that are built for the community by the community.

About YP Impact:

YP Impact is the charitable arm of YPCommunities, formed in response to young professionals (professionals young at heart) wanting to make a difference in their community. We empower connection, inspire change and create impact through quarterly campaigns focused on different social issues and featuring reputable nonprofits. We offer a different kind of professional networking, building community among like-minded young professionals and the issues that are most important to them.

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