The Food Policy Networks project at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future welcomed Gina Cornia, Executive Director, Utahns Against Hunger; Cherie Jamason, Director of Ending Hunger Initiatives, Food Bank of Northern Nevada; and Micheline Hynes, Nutrition Services Manager, Tarrant Area Food Bank for a conversation about the relationship between anti-hunger organizations and food policy council in leading policy changes in their communities and states.
The Closing the Hunger Gap Leadership Team is excited to announce that our 2019 conference will be hosted by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Shuttle! Stay tuned for dates and more information. Thank you to all who applied!
The New Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival and the Institute for Policy Studies recently released its in-depth audit entitled “The Souls of Poor Folk.” The Souls of Poor Folk traces the 50 years since 1968, when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and thousands of Americans, alarmed at their government’s blindness to human need, launched the Poor People’s Campaign. This document examines what the Campaign has identified as the “Four Evils”: structural racism, poverty, the war economy / militarism, and environmental devastation. You can read the full report here.