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A Community Conversation:
Hunger in our Midst: Fighting the Rising Tide
Food Insecurity in Pinellas County
Indivisible FL-13, Fired Up Pinellas and our partners are proud to present another in our Community Conversations series, Hunger in our Midst: Fighting the Rising Tide of Food Insecurity in Pinellas County.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the household level.
Moderator Jen Underhill
Jen Underhill, founder of The Literacy Lift, is a reading and writing specialist who works with students of all ages to improve academic performance. She is also the founder and co-chair of the Food Politics Action Team for the League of Women Voters of the St Pete Area and represents the League on the St Pete Food Policy Council. Her advocacy work is focused on helping people understand the impact of food choices on our health and our environment, while also shining a spotlight on the corrupting influence of big food money on our democracy. Jen, a vegan and exercise enthusiast, is passionate about promoting a plant-based diet and helping people connect the dots between the food on their plate and some of the biggest issues of our day.
Panelist Erica Hall
Erica Hall, M.S. CED, MBA, ARM is Chair of the Florida Food Policy Council and sits on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair of the Sierra Club Florida, Suncoast Group and is Vice Chair. She has an extensive background as a community organizer, advocate, non-profit executive and Board member, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultant and Senior Legal Professional. She has worked on the development of the Food Policy Council for the City of St. Petersburg and on the Ad Hoc Committee for the Enoch Davis/St. Pete Youth Farm project.
Panelist Wendy Wesley
Wendy Wesley is a registered and licensed dietitian and nutritionist who works to improve the health of her community. She is a food policy activist who writes, speaks and podcasts about food deserts, nutrition literacy and health equity to local and statewide audiences. Wendy works in private practice where she helps her clients eat more nutrient-dense foods to manage chronic disease and reduce their reliance on medications.
Partners:Allendale United Methodist Church, Fired Up Pinellas, Indivisible FL-13, Indivisible Safety Harbor and North Pinellas, League of Women Voters St. Petersburg Area, Foundation for Healthy St. Petersburg, Sierra Club Florida, Suncoast Group, USFSP Health Sciences, Women Talk Black
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