“Building a Food Action Plan in Allegheny County”

Mariama Badjie of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Building a Food Action Plan in Allegheny County” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Mariama completed her field work with Pittsburgh Food Policy in Pittsburgh, … Read more

“Building Trust in Marginalized Communities”

Esther Davila of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Building Trust in Marginalized Communities” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Esther completed her field work with Just Harvest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cindy Vong

Cindy grew up in Gunnison, Colorado and graduated from Binghamton University with bachelor’s degrees in political science and environmental studies. She also holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado Denver where Cindy pursued an independent thesis researching the intersection between food choice and … Read more

Chesterfield Polkey

Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Chesterfield graduated with honors from Macalester College with a degree in sociology and minors in political science, statistics, and French. Through the community service-oriented Bonner Scholars Program, he interned at Neighborhood House, a local social service agency. There, Chesterfield organized multiple lobbying days on … Read more

Agency Advocacy Toolkit

Philabundance Agency Advocacy Toolkit is a resource intended to enable food pantry, soup kitchen, and other direct service providers to effectively advocate on behalf of state and federal anti-hunger programs. The toolkit includes information about how to engage with elected officials, develop a … Read more

Alex Boyd

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Alex graduated from Beloit College with a degree in sociology and literary studies in 2015. While at Beloit, Alex interned with a local food and clothing pantry where he coordinated a food donation partnership with his campus meal service provider. He also spent a … Read more