About the Podcast:

TEDx speaker and founder of The Food Dignity Project Clancy Cash Harrison talks about people’s hunger stories to help us recognize ourselves and our shared humanity.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a lighthouse shining bright on a lot of injustices that existed before this time. Food insecurity is one of them.

About Clancy Harrison:

As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, international speaker, and author, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the US. Her mission to demolish the stigma around healthy food access places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.  

Clancy is the founder of the Food Dignity® Project, a strategic program for leaders who want to shift how they approach nutrition outreach by making healthy food access a priority. She transforms the lives of thousands of people through her work with corporations, non-profit organizations, and universities.

 Currently, Clancy is an advisory board member for the Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics Food Insecurity EPIC program, Ambassador of the National Dairy Council, and the President of the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry.  Since the onset of COVID-19 Clancy has distributed nearly 1 million meals in her community to improve access to healthy food through effective collaborations.

Discussion Takeaways:

  • Clancy’s food pantry, the Al Beech Food Pantry, gives out 35,000 pounds of food per week.
  • Why would people sit in line for hours, not knowing what food they may get, if they didn’t really need the food?
  • Hunger in the United States happens to people like you and me.
  • Feeding America projected that 37 million Americans were hungry before the COVID-19 pandemic, and an additional 17 million will be food insecure after.

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