Food as Medicine: Linking Hunger Relief with Healthcare
Laura’s report outlines four ways in which emergency food programs can help end hunger by partnering with the medical field to provide their clients more services. Additionally, I provide examples of the best work from my field site placement in Chicago and across the country.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Food as Medicine, Health, Nutrition and Hunger - Emergency Food Recipients
Laura was born and raised in East Los Angeles. At the University of California, Berkeley, Laura majored in American Studies, an interdisciplinary major which allowed her to learn about communities, policy, and planning. Laura also has a minor in Landscape Architecture. While at Berkeley, Laura fundraised for several organizations and became the Fundraising Manager for Youth Spirit Artworks, a non-profit that serves homeless youth in South Berkeley. She was also part of Oakland Unified School District’s Rethinking School Lunch Initiative, which revolutionized school lunches for all of Oakland’s schools. After she graduated from Berkeley, Laura was active with the 2016 election and joined an urban-planning firm called MIG.
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