9th Class, 2002-2003
Field Placement: FOOD for Lane County (Eugene, OR)
Sarah researched best practices for creation and implementation of food policy councils and made recommendations for the development of a Council in Lane County. This report, as well as a food policy council directory, is available at www.lanefood.org/foodpolicycouncils.htm. Sarah also laid the groundwork for action groups to discuss food, farming, and hunger issues in Lane County communities and for the Lane County Food Coalition to create a food system assessment.
Hunger Free Community Report:
Food Policy Councils: Practice and Possibility, a report on the role of Food Policy Councils in the Community Food Security movement, which builds and supports partnerships among anti-hunger, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and private sector stakeholders to create hunger-free communities.
Policy Placement: Community Food Security Coalition (Washington, DC)
Sarah researched community food security issues in the Child Nutrition and Transportation Equity Reauthorization processes and assisted with national outreach on these issues. She also evaluated opportunities for coalition-building among anti-hunger and sustainable agriculture groups and assisting in the development of a model to assess food and farm issues in the country.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University in Ohio where she was an Environmental Studies major with a Religion Concentration. At Denison, she led Alternative Break trips to address hunger in Washington, D.C. and co-founded the Denison International Relief Effort.