Paper Session on Contemporary Issues in Food Justice & Organization
Invited Panelist for Panel on Organizing for Food Justice: Scaling Up and Reaching Out
I draw on 62 in-depth interviews with food bank leaders across the U.S. and secondary materials from websites and news articles to explore how food banks’ programs and metrics reflect their approach to addressing hunger.
Amid the pandemic, food banks' role in the US social safety net has grown. Yet, their origin as a solution to food waste raises questions. Based on 52 interviews, this study identifies three food bank models for tackling food insecurity.