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Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries

Katie S. Martin

  • Executive Director, Foodshare Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Katie Martin has over 20 years of experience developing and evaluating creative solutions to hunger and building collaborations with local and national anti-hunger organizations. Before joining Foodshare, Katie was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Public Health program at the University of Saint Joseph. She has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science & Policy from Tufts University.

Moderated by Kathleen Merrigan, director of ASU's Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. This event is in partnership with Island Press, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that shines a spotlight on crucial issues and sustainable solutions.

In her new book, Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries, Martin argues for a new model for charitable food, one that measures success, not by pounds of food distributed, but by lives changed. The key is to focus on the root causes of food insecurity, shifting attention to strategies that build empathy, equity, and political will.

Purchase the book from the locally owned Changing Hands Bookstore.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.