“Best Practices for Food and Garden Youth Education Organizations: Findings from a D.C. Community Needs Assessment Process” was presented by Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow Robbie Economou as part of the briefing “A Snapshot of Hunger in America” on February 17, 2022. Robbie was placed with Kid Power Inc. in Washington, D.C., from September, 2021 to February, 2022.
Publication tags: Field Reports, Video - Food Systems and Agriculture, School Wellness Policies, Urban Agriculture
Robbie grew up in New Rochelle, New York, and graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Sociology. While attending SUNY Geneseo Robbie served as co-chair of a student activist group called Food Security Advocates, where he educated fellow students about hunger on college campuses, created a food pantry delivery program for students during the covid-19 pandemic, and passed a college resolution to create an on-campus food pantry. In the summer of 2021, Robbie was a speaker for the New York State Food Summit to speak on a panel about college food insecurity. Robbie also served as an intern at the federal policy office for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, where he worked on policy briefs and conducted research to ensure that environmental policies considered the intersecting issues of racial justice, gender equity, and income inequality at all times.