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
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.
The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council uses the Collective Impact model to bring together stakeholders from across the food system to … Read more
In 2018, the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council began the process of creating a regional food action plan, the first document of its kind in Allegheny County. Setting the Stage for Success: Using the Food Policy Audit to Guide the Greater … Read more
Restoring the Balance of Power identifies best practices among leadership development programs and assesses the capacity of grassroots organization Just Harvest to develop a leadership development and training program. By coupling analysis of Just Harvest’s organizing past with an evaluation … Read more
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
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
Able Bodies, Empty Stomachs provides an analysis of the SNAP ABAWD policy, and includes strategies for advocates to reduce the policy’s impact on low-income communities. Pennsylvania’s experience is presented as a case study.
The Health Center Project is an assessment of the pilot project of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and seven community health centers in Allegheny County. The report evaluates the effectiveness of implementing a food security screening framework for patients … Read more
Fuel 4 School assesses the impact of Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) on food service in Allegheny County schools. Through focus groups with parents and interviews with school administrators, the report details how CEP enhances the effects of the School Breakfast … Read more
Originally from Northwest Florida, Kalena graduated from Louisiana State University in 2014 with degrees in political science and English. After college, Kalena served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Baton Rouge, LA, where she worked on economic development through “Bank On Baton Rouge,” a program increasing access to banks and credit … Read more
22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Pittsburgh, PA) Wes created a statewide advocacy website that centralizes Pennsylvania’s anti-hunger resources, including up-to-date statistics on food insecurity and safety net programs, as well as locations where individuals can … Read more