Creating a Shock-Proof Local Food System
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Date & Time
Wed, Jun 24 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Community Environmental Council (CEC) Webinar Series presents Creating a Shock-Proof Local Food System
Over the last few months, we’ve witnessed in real time how shocks to the globalized food system impact one of the most basic human rights: the right to healthy, accessible food. Entangled in the global COVID-19 pandemic and climate-related disasters are layers of wealth, race, privilege and language that affect the ability of Central Coast communities to survive and thrive.
In this webinar, we’ll explore how CEC’s Food Rescue program and other local efforts are working to support those most vulnerable to hunger – particularly students, unsheltered populations, farm workers and seniors. We’ll also discuss the work of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network to equitably stitch together the torn fabrics of our food system – from local farmers and fisherman, to local restaurants and distributors.
Julia Blanton, Food Rescue Program Coordinator, CEC
Allegra Roth, Food and Climate Program Manager, CEC
Shakira Miracle, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Food Action Network
Laura Capps, President of the Board of Education, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Past President of the Board, Community Environmental Council