"Food System Friday" Webinar Series by Prescott College - Food Insecurity and the Charitable Food System: Lessons Learned During COVID-19 featuring Katie Martin, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Food Bank-Foodshare
COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity and health disparities and laid bare systemic inequalities in our society. The pandemic has also highlighted how the charitable food system of food banks and pantries can respond and innovate. In this session, discussion will center on some lessons learned from the pandemic and strategies for food pantries to emerge stronger to promote health, stability and financial wellbeing. Topics will also focus on a paradigm shift from emergency to empowerment.