About the Podcast

Today we’re bringing you a “Candid Clancy” episode! Our podcast host, TEDx speaker, and founder of The Food Dignity Project Clancy Cash Harrison talks about how desperate people are when suffering in poverty and how creative they need to be to get out of it.

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Her #1 tip to improve access to healthy food:

“Everyone is doing their best with what they can and what they have.” – Brene Brown

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:

  • Why would people stand in the food pantry line for hours to sell one or two received items?
  • If someone sells items from the food pantry, they might need the money for something like bus fair or gas, rent, or medical bills, or any other thing they need to pay.
  • When people assume that others are selling items received at the food pantry and judge them for it, that’s harmful to you and everyone around you.

This beautiful drawing has been created by Rebecca Garofano, artist at @veggiedoodlesoup on Instagram and registered-dietitian-to-be.

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