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In this solo “Candid Clancy” episode, TEDx speaker and founder of The Food Dignity Project Clancy Cash Harrison talks about employment statistics. Her findings will surprise you!

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Almost 90% of households on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have children. Over 80% of households, without disabled dependents, are working.

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:

  • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 32% of Pennsylvania’s population was food insecure, and they do not meet the federal poverty guidelines to receive government assistance. Find out your state’s poverty statistics at Feeding America’s Map the Food Gap. https://map.feedingamerica.org/

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