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Hunger Action Month 2021

Carrot coins, close-up. The Harvest Kitchen at CCE Learning Farm. Canton, NY.

Image courtesy of the Farm-to-Table Initiative led by Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

Missed our social media posts in September? Not to fear! Here is a compilation of the resources we've shared out for Hunger Action Month. 

Articles: 
Call to Action (National Farm to School Network)

By 2025, 100% of communities to hold power in a racially just food system. Here's how you can help make it happen!

“Hunger rose for Latino and Black families in 2020 despite federal pandemic aid” (NBC News) 

This article highlights how hunger in Latino and Black families rose in 2020 due to the pandemic unemployment.

"The Importance of Native Food Systems During COVID and Beyond" (FoodPrint) 

This article outlines the benefits of returning to a Native food system and the benefits it would have for our health and the planet. 

“The Legend of the Three Sisters” (Oneida Indian Nation)

This article tells the legend of the Three Sisters, a legend that most Tribal Nations have, albeit different version. To read the Haudenosaunee legend, you will have to read this article!

“Timeline of Latino Farmer Movements in the U.S.” (Latino Outdoors) 

This article talks about the impact of Latinx workers and farmers. The timeline shows labor victories for Hispanic agricultural workers, migrant worker rights, environmental protections, and many more.

Books:
“A Farmer Like Me: Exploring Hunger, Race and Farming in America" a Q&A with Lorrie Clevenger (Issuu) 

This book shows the experience as a Black farmer and the vision of a food justice activist on how to make our agricultural system better.

“My Food, Your Food” written by Lisa Bullard, illustrated by Christine M. Schneider (read aloud) 

This children's book is about different types of food from other countries. Use it to learn about different foods and cultures!

“The River Is in Us” by Elizabeth Hoover

This book discusses pollutants contaminating food, water, and bodies, Native Americans, or social justice with a focus on Akwesasne (upstate New York).

Interviews:
“Make Farmers Black Again: African Americans Fight Discrimination To Own Farmland” (North Country Public Radio)

This interview discusses the barriers to success for African American farmers. People of color are want to farm again, but discrimination and rising costs are not helping their cause.

“Report recommends ways to make New York farming more diverse” (North Country Public Radio)

This interview with Julian Mangano talks about the need for improved access to land, education, and an acknowledgement that historical barriers have led to the inequity in farm ownership across New York. They talk about the many ways to make the farming population more diverse.

Videos: 
“Eat Affordably at the Farmer’s Market” (SNAP Ed NY)

This video shows you the steps of how to eat healthy while you are on a budget!

“Food Is a Social Justice Issue” (The Doctor's Farmacy)

This video talks about the racial inequalities that happen within the food system. Leah Penniman, an educator, farmer, author, and food justice activist cofounded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 to end racism in the food system. This video talks about how most of the resources available are more readily available to white farmers, even though many of our sustainable practices stem from African and Indigenous roots.

“Kids Respond to Child Hunger” (Soul Pancake)

This is a video to show the reaction of children to hearing that 1 out of 5 kids go hungry in the United States. It also shows what the kids think would help combat this.

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Orange box around the GardenShare green tomato with the hashtags Food Justice SLC, Allyship, Hunger Action Month, HAM, Racial Justice SLC