About the Podcast:

TEDx speaker and founder of the Food Dignity Project Clancy Cash Harrison publicly apologizes to one of the volunteers at the Al Beech/West Side Food Pantry. See why her apology was necessary!



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Her #1 tip to improve access to healthy food:

The face of an organization and its leadership should mirror the people you want or currently serve.

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:

  • Rena created an inviting atmosphere for diversity at the Al Beech/West Side Food Pantry.

  • Clancy scrutinizes her own racial biases as they relate to hunger and food insecurity.

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