Hunger is on the rise globally due to factors stemming from climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and conflict. Communities across the United States have been hard hit, with 34 million Americans now identified as food insecure—9 million of these being children. It’s critical that we understand the barriers to food access affecting communities—and how we can each take action to support nonprofits working to provide this service.
Taproot hosted a panel of nonprofit leaders on April 11th for an open conversation that spotlighted:
• Hunger and food insecurity challenges that people are facing across the country
• Community-driven solutions that nonprofit organizations are implementing
• The support these organizations need—right now—from skills-based volunteers
If you’re interested in learning more about food insecurity or how your volunteerism can support this important social issue, it’s worth watching our recording of the panel! This discussion highlights a pressing social issue and a way to create connections that drive positive change.
- Richard Garcia, ALMA Backyard Farms
- Claudine Nayan, Amber Waves Farm
- Erica Hall, The Florida Food Policy Council