“Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Food Systems”

Madelaine Britt of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Food Systems” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Madelaine completed her field work with Feeding America in Chicago, Illinois.

Illinois Hunger Coalition

The Illinois Hunger Coalition (IHC), founded in 1988, is the only statewide membership organization that works to end hunger and … Read more

Practical Nutrition for Homeless Youth

This workshop guide provides guidance for nutrition educators in facilitating nutrition workshops for homeless youth or groups with similar barriers to achieving nutrition goals. It can also be used as a model for creating new workshops with similar structures and … Read more

Food as Medicine: Linking Hunger Relief with Healthcare

Laura’s report outlines four ways in which emergency food programs can help end hunger by partnering with the medical field to provide their clients more services. Additionally, I provide examples of the best work from my field site placement in Chicago and across the country.  

Laura Yepez

Laura was born and raised in East Los Angeles. At the University of California, Berkeley, Laura majored in American Studies, an interdisciplinary major which allowed her to learn about communities, policy, and planning. Laura also has a minor in Landscape Architecture. While at Berkeley, Laura fundraised for several organizations and … Read more

Maria Cristina Chicuén

Born in Havana, Cuba, María Cristina was raised in Miami, FL, and graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a B.A. in Human Biology and a concentration in Sustainable Food System Development. While at Stanford, she centered her studies on obesity prevention, food waste reduction, and health policy, working closely … Read more