About this event
One of the more dire challenges of this pandemic is the food crisis, including immediate relief and long-term food recovery. Food banks across our region have seen demand increase dramatically with historic job losses and an unemployment rate close to 15%. State/local governments and NGOs are scrambling to address the demand and manage a completely disrupted food supply. Many people in our communities are needing to visit food banks and access government benefits for the first time; even more so, vulnerable populations face a heightened risk of food insecurity during these unprecedented times.
Join us this Friday, May 15, where we will do a 90-minute deep dive on the food crisis in the Pacific Northwest. We will hear from state officials and nonprofit leaders from across the region discuss both short and long term challenges in managing a disrupted food system; including supporting and protecting the physical health of farmworkers who are essential workers. Together we'll better understand the complexity of the food crisis and discuss philanthropy’s role in supporting both immediate and structural solutions.
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 Danielle Crystal.