Food for Thought: Food Deserts

An Ad 2 DC Public Service Event

It is estimated by the USDA’s Economic Research Service that 23.5 million people live in food deserts: areas without fresh, healthful whole foods. In our own District community, did you know that 1 in 7 households struggle with hunger?

Our panel of experts from So Others May Eat, Arcadia’s Mobile Market, and the Capitol Area Food Bank will inform us on how hunger impacts our neighbors and what is being done to end this underreported epidemic.

Join us for this discussion from 4-6pm on Sunday, February 26, at The Potter’s House at 1658 Columbia Rd. NW in Adams Morgan. Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Registration is free but any donations will benefit Ad 2 DC’s pro bono advertising campaign for The Potter’s House “Pay It Forward” program. Don’t miss this powerful event. Register today! 

When: February 26, 2017 // 4PM til 6PM

Where: The Potter's House // 1658 Columbia Road NW // Washington, DC 20009

Metro: Columbia Heights // Green and yellow lines

Parking: Street and area garages

Cost: FREE to register but a donation will benefit Ad 2 DC's pro-bno advertising campaign for the Potter's House.

 

Panelists:

Natasha Geiling, Reporter at ThinkProgress. Natasha Geiling is a climate reporter for ThinkProgress, which she focuses on climate and energy policy, environmental justice, and food and agriculture. Previously, she worked as an online reporter for Smithsonian Magazine, covering history, food, travel and science. Her writing has appeared online in Slate, Modern Farmer and Bustle. An Oregon-native, she received her B.A. in English from Wellesley College.

Betty Gentle, Advocacy and Community Engagement Specialist at SOME. Betty Gentle is new to SOME, a comprehensive homelessness and poverty alleviation nonprofit organization, and currently works in the Advocacy Department as the Advocacy and Community Engagement Specialist. She specifically works on issues related to seniors, health, mental illness, addiction, workforce development, and shelter conditions. She also spends time working with SOME’s various residential housing and program participants teaching them about advocacy and empowering them to become social justice advocates for themselves and their communities.

She was born and raised in Arkansas, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arkansas before going to the University of Kentucky College Of Law to obtain her law degree. She then moved to the DC Metro Area to get a Master of Laws in Advocacy from American University Washington College of Law and figured she’d stick around after her graduation last May.

Erin Close, Program Manager at Arcadia's Mobile Market. The Mobile Market is a farmstead-on-wheels that brings local, sustainably produced food to underserved communities in the Washington, DC area. The mission of Arcadia’s Mobile Market is to improve access to healthy, affordable food regardless of where you live or how much you earn. In this vein, Erin is committed to being a part of our communities’ fundamental access to fresh, local food.

 

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February 26th, 2017 4:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
1658 Columbia Road NW
The Potter's House
Washington, DC 20009
United States

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