About this event
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted every aspect of our lives, but none as acutely as food insecurity. As millions of people file for unemployment — and at a higher rate for Black and Latinx workers — demand for food assistance has skyrocketed. Many elderly residents can no longer access meals through community senior centers and many children in need can no longer rely on schools for meals because of the summer break. Families who are experiencing homelessness or struggle with health conditions cannot afford groceries. Lines outside of food banks and pantries grow longer each day. With funding for enhanced unemployment and food assistance benefits set to expire soon, some 10 million Americans are at risk of poverty.
Join us for a conversation about what food insecurity looks like in our region and the acute impact it is having on our Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities. Fighting hunger is one step in addressing the widespread economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the racial inequities that it has magnified.
- Rowena Paz Norman, Director of New Partnerships, Feeding America
- Christina Wong Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Northwest Harvest
- Michelle DeWitt, Executive Director, Bethel Community Services Foundation
Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that currently make grants. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate, but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. Please do not join this call if you are a nonprofit organization. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Nancy Sanabria.