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FREE SCHOOL : Why Hasn’t Hunger Been Solved in the United States? 

WHEN : Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE : William S. Richardson School of Law / Moot Courtroom

To register for this free event, click HERE

Founder of the Community Food Security Coalition, ANDY FISHER has been a leading force in the food security and food justice movement for the past 25 years. He led national campaigns that have brought over $200 million to community groups for food security and farm-to-school projects. He is the author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups (2017).

Hunger is a vital issue in Hawai'i. According to the 2016 Hunger in America report, 1 in 8 island residents struggle with food insecurity, including 1 in 6 children. During the last legislative session, a coalition of anti-poverty and agricultural organizations advocated that Hawai‘i join the Double Up Food Bucks program, which provides additional funds to families using the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase healthy fruits and vegetables. Gov. Ige signed the legislation, but there is much more to be done. Fisher is a critical voice in this important conversation. 

Fisher's talk is presented by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Co-Sponsors: College of Social Sciences, The Food Basket, Hawai‘i Good Food Alliance, Hawai'i Appleseed, Kahala Hotel & Resort, Public Policy Center, UH Alumni Relations, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series

Questions? btss@hawaii.edu  

Parking is available on the UH Mānoa campus at the main parking structure for $6 after 4 p.m. For directions and additional parking information, please click here.

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