Sat, Feb 19|
Real Talk: Food Wars
Join us as we explore food insecurity, it’s societal impact, policy action, and multi-scaled innovative solutions to this ongoing issue.
Time & Location
Feb 19, 2022, 2:00 PM CST
VIRTUAL REAL TALK
FOOD FIGHT: Discussing Food Insecurity and Its Solutions
According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) food-at-home (store-bought grocery) prices increased 3.5 percent in 2021 and is expected to increase more in 2022.
A recent New York Times article attributes this to supply chain issues, adverse weather patterns, high energy prices, and various social geopolitical economic factors further intensified and destabilized by the ongoing pandemic. Added to this is the decades-long issue of low-access areas to nutritious food, also known as food deserts. In short, hunger can affect anyone.
According to Feeding America, more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States are food insecure and this is especially prevalent among families with children, communities of color, and rural communities.
Join us Saturday, February 19th at 2:00 pm CST, as we explore food insecurity, it’s societal impact, policy action, and multi-scaled innovative solutions to this ongoing issue.
Saturday, February 19, 2022 | 2:00 PM
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- Chris Bernard (he/him) Executive Director of Hunger Free Oklahoma
- Katie Plohocky (she/her) Co-founder and Executive Director of RG Foods
- Bailey Perkins (she/her) State Advocacy & Public Policy Director for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
- HOST: Juddie Williams (she/her) SNAP Outreach Manager at Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma & Member of Tri-City Collective
- The Woody Guthrie Center,
- Tri-City Collective,
- Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and
- the Black Wall Street Times.
Real Talk is a series of curated live conversations on issues and topics of critical import to marginalized communities, including, but not limited to: People of Color, LGBTQA and Economically Disadvantaged Citizens. Providing a voice and platform for often voiceless people is at the heart of the series.