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  • Community Change at Harlem Grown: From the Ground Up | Tony Hillery | Change Food Fest

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    Tony Hillery, founder and director of Harlem Grown, shares the story of Harlem Grown and the community that they serve. The empty lot turned urban garden across the street from the first school they served, proved that if a kid plants it, they will eat it. The garden grew 38 pounds of produce the first year and now it’s up to 3000 pounds. They also educate families how to cook and focus on workforce development. Listen in for more of this amazing story. Read More

  • Working Together to Feed Families Practically and Effectively | Angel Rodriguez | Change Food Fest

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    Angel Rodriguez, VP of Community Economic Development (CED) for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), shares how a conversation with a single mom helped bring food to a community. In Philadelphia, where Angel’s team works, nearly half the population is food insecure. When they were asked what they wanted, the answer was obvious, the highest quality food at the lowest prices. APM worked with the community to create a buying club to address the food insecurity issues and to help parents get food on the table. Read More

  • Global Hunger: What’s Meat Got To Do With It? | Dawn Moncrief | Change Food Fest

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    Dawn Moncrief, founding director of A Well-Fed World, discusses the problems with livestock agriculture and its influence on the global resources needed to feed the world. She hopes that by making the connections between the livestock’s influence on hunger more obvious, we can start shifting away from the inefficient use of animals and promote plant-based options part of the solution. Read More

  • Creating an Edible Town In New York – Suzanne Barish

    TEDxBergen Community College

    Please Pick Project is a small example of how we can revolutionize our relationship with food and address many of the health and hunger problems that plague communities around the country and around the world. The initial purpose of this project was to create an edible town in Nyack, NY, thus connecting people to real food grown in real soil in the urban and suburban landscape, and to eliminate the many obstacles that we all face to accessing the healthy, organic food that we all need regularly. When good food … Read More

  • The Secret Ingredient for Ending World Hunger – Raj Patel


    Author, activist and academic Raj Patel introduces a novel “technology” to global farming that can help decrease chronic child malnutrition and ensure food sovereignty. Read More

  • Bucket Brigades and the Fight Against Hunger – Joel Berg


    Food pantries and food drives will not end hunger – they are a bandaid on a bigger problem. Joel Berg from the New York City Campaign Against Hunger explains how policy change is the only real way to end our problems with food. Read More

  • Vote Food – Tom Colicchio


    As a chef Tom Colicchio believes that high quality foods should be affordable and accessible to everybody. Unfortunately, that is not the current reality. Hunger is a real problem in the United States. We definitely have a social movement when it comes to the path towards a sustainable food system. Now it’s time to involve politics. Read More

  • Why Food Policy is Worth Fighting For – Chellie Pingree


    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree represents Maine’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. She grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and today lives and farms in Maine. She talks about how her experience helps make bipartisan policy decisions in Washington. Read More

  • Celebrating Resilience – Reframing the Narrative Around Our Students – Clint Smith


    “So often we focus so much on the quicksand, that we fail to see what has refused to drown.” In this inspiring performance, Clint Smith discusses the challenges faced by his students in Southeast Washington, DC, and how we can reframe the narrative surrounding these challenges to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments rather than focusing on their hardships. Read More

  • Farm to Freezer – Preserving Fresh Food to Nourish the Hungry – Cheryl Kollin


    Farm to Freezer is the 2013 winner of the TEDxManhattan Challenge. Cheryl Kollin talks about the origins of her organization and how they leverage perishable food and some elbow grease to feed the hungry year round. See how they did it! … Read More

  • Green Carts – Bringing the Backyard to the Bronx – Kerry McLean


    Kerry McLean loved picking fruit in her backyard when she was a child. In the food desert of the Bronx, access to fresh fruit and vegetables is extremely limited. The Green Carts program brings mobile fruit and vegetables stands to the communities that need it the most. Read More

  • – A Homegrown Solution to Hunger – Gary Oppenheimer


    50 Million people in the United States are hungry, meaning they do not have enough food to feed their families. Food drives can help, but what about fresh, perishable food? Goodwill and technology comes together in to connect home gardeners with excess food and local food pantries. Read More