Childhood Hunger Forum
Urban Gleaner's is happy to host the inaugural Childhood Hunger Forum. We invite the Portland community to meet in the inspiring MercyCorps Action Center to engage with our two guest speakers: Anna Lappe of the Small Planet Institute and LaDonna Redmond of the Campaign for Food Justice Now. Both of our speakers will share there knowledge on childhood hunger and how deeply rooted the issues are in our political and economic systems. Both speakers will address how we can de-institutionalize hunger and create innovative solutions.
To jumpstart the discussion, Urban Gleaners will provide coffee and a non-traditional food option: with the help of our guest chef (tbd) Urban Gleaners will serve delicious nibbles made entirely out of gleaned items.
Want to know more about our speakers?
Anna Lappé is a widely respected author and educator, known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. The co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to ten others, Anna's work has been widely translated internationally and featured in The New York Times,Gourmet,Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets. Named one of Time magazine's "eco" Who's-Who, Anna is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund. She is currently the head of the Real Food Media Project, a new initiative to spread the story of the power of sustainable food using creative movies, an online action center, and grassroots events.
This event would not be possible without the assistance of our amazing cosponsors:
New Seasons Markets
Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon
MercyCorps Action Center (View)
45 SW Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97209
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