Tina Tran

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Pittsburgh, PA) Tina implemented a pilot project with community health centers to add an assessment of food security status to regular patient health screenings. She created a hunger and health training … Read more

David Blount

David grew up in Saint Louis, MO and graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2013 with degrees in sociology and international studies. After graduation, David completed a year of service with City Year Chicago, an education non-profit dedicated to ending the high school dropout crisis. At Loyola, David led multicultural initiatives … Read more

Adrien Schless-Meier

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

Maryam Adamu

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Pittsburgh, PA) Maryam recruited community organizations to operate the Summer Food Service Program. She provided technical assistance for potential sites and connected existing sites with food providers, volunteers, and other resources. … Read more

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.

Daniel Valverde

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Pittsburgh, PA) Daniel worked with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership (SPFSP) to improve access to SNAP in Allegheny County. He recruited health and social service agencies to modify their … Read more

Zachary Murray

Hailing from Baltimore, MD, 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

Just Harvest is a nonprofit organization that reduces hunger through sustainable, long-term approaches that lift up those in need. We … Read more