Finding Food Security: Across Continents, Communities and Campuses
Despite plentiful production of affordable food, food insecurity is everywhere. How can we address this complex problem and make sure all communities have access to nutritious food, locally, nationally and globally? A food system that can’t provide for all will lead to despair and social discord.
Calories are cheap, but nutrition is not: as NGOs, churches, schools and non-profits connect to create a social fabric that provides daily nutrition (versus just calories), health and social outcomes can potentially improve in food insecure populations.
“It feels like non-profits are changing and becoming more entrepreneurial, more accountable for what they do for stakeholders. They’re becoming more connected with their partners.”
“There are a lot of really good things that are happening, but we need to work with policy makers.”
“People say ‘you don’t run a business, you run a non-profit.’ Yes, but we have a bottom line, and financials… we’re teaming up, and inspiring young people to take action”
“Food is the least expensive way to address chronic disease, and it doesn’t make sense why we’re not solving that problem,”
“As a non-profit, our mindset should be ‘how do we put ourselves out of business?’”
“We deal with internationally and around the world with food insecurity and individuals who do not know where their next meal is coming from. So we are trying to tackle that from the ground up.”