Fresh Food, Fresh Access evaluates the first year of Fresh Access, Just Harvest Education Fund’s EBT at farmers’ markets program at six farmers’ markets in Pittsburgh, using data from a combination of customer and vendor surveys, focus groups, sales figures, … Read more
Raised in Denver, Colorado, Adrien graduated from Reed College in 2012 with a degree in sociology. Her senior thesis analyzed organizational barriers to participation in farmers’ markets among low-income people and people of color in Portland, Oregon. As an AmeriCorps member serving in the Office of Sustainability at Multnomah County, … Read more
Born in North Carolina to Nigerian parents and raised in four states, Maryam now calls Pine Bluff, Arkansas home. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 with a degree in political science. Maryam interned with Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, volunteered at 826CHI, a non-profit writing and tutoring center with … Read more
SNAP Outreach Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SNAP Outreach Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a best practices report for anti-hunger advocates in Pittsburgh to utilize undersubscribed government programs for underserved communities.
A Menu for Food Justice
A Menu for Food Justice assesses the food desert status of over 20 neighborhoods and towns in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The report offers potential strategies for communities to consider in order to improve local access to healthy foods.
Originally from Los Lunas, New Mexico, Daniel earned a B.A. degree in anthropology from Eastern New Mexico University and a M.A. degree in anthropology and food studies from New Mexico State University. He worked as a Child Nutrition Specialist for the New Mexico No Kid Hungry Program where he provided … Read more
Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Zach is a graduate of Cornell University with degrees in city and regional planning and Africana studies. Zach helped conduct a Community Food Assessment to measure food insecurity in Tompkins County, NY with the Cornell Cooperative Extension. His work developed greater local knowledge of the local … Read more
Just Harvest is a nonprofit organization that reduces hunger through sustainable, long-term approaches that lift up those in need. Just … Read more
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
In June 1980, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank opened its doors in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The Food Bank came at … Read more
Microfinance to Improve Child Health: The feasibility of peer-group microlending to create a healthy, hunger-free community
Microfinance to Improve Child Health: The feasibility of peer-group microlending to create a healthy, hunger-free community assesses the feasibility of peer-group microlending initiatives for women who receive public benefits in Philadelphia.
Felix worked in China on ecological design and rural development, and has also worked in Germany with automotive engineering firms. He earned a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—where he co-founded the student group Social Justice Cooperative—and a Bachelor of Arts in Mechanical Engineering and Peace and … Read more