Hear from front-line city staff and civic engagement leaders on creative and successful solutions from cities to meet the food access needs of vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 response.
Panelists shared strategies and examples on how city governments are identifying the most vulnerable groups, developing successful partnerships, expanding reach, and integrating food access into their recovery plans.
After hearing from our panelists, Cities of Service moderated a Q&A between panelists and participants. Attendees also shared their own city’s experiences.
– Ona Balkus, Food Policy Director, District of Columbia
– Ben Cares, City Planner, City of Chelsea, Massachusetts
– Andi Crawford, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement, City of Lansing, Michigan
– Patrick Hain, Financial Empowerment Program Manager, National League of Cities