Many funders, investors, and PSOs have reached out to SAFSF in the past two months for help in understanding the shocking COVID-19-related food and agriculture headlines and how they as funders should be responding. We are offering this webinar as an opportunity for all funders, but especially those with less agriculture and food systems funding experience, to gain historical context about systemic racism and inequity in the U.S. food system, and to discuss how philanthropic dollars can be shifted from treating the symptoms to more effectively address underlying structural issues.
Speakers will touch on how these issues directly connect to common funding priorities:
root causes of food insecurity and solutions beyond food banks;
how flawed agriculture and food systems contribute to racial and economic health disparities; and
the critical role of place-based funding in support of local and regional food and farming systems.
Jen Zuckerman, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the World Food Policy Center at Duke University and Chair, SAFSF Board of Directors, and Ricardo Salvador, Director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, will lead the presentation and moderate an open discussion, so bring your questions!