Reception with beverages and light snacks: 5:30p
Big Hunger, Real Change discussion and panel: 6:00 - 7:30
Location: Monroe County Public Library 1B & 1C
On Wednesday, September 5th, Bloomington will host Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger and co-founder of the former national Community Food Security Coalition. In Big Hunger, Fisher outlines how the emergency food system, once a stop-gap for individuals and families in need, has become a fixture in communities across the US.
Monroe County is no exception to this trend. Pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks all play a vital role for many households. Given their role as community fixtures, it’s worth examining the real difficulties that emergency food providers face, as well as the reasons why so many individuals need their services.
It's with this in mind that we invite community members and local emergency food providers to join us for an evening of conversation with Andy Fisher! Join us to grapple with both our national and local responses to hunger. Fisher's discussion will be followed by a panel of community experts examining how the content of Big Hunger is reflected in Bloomington, where we have opportunities to grow, and how hunger persists within a larger context of structural inequality.
This event is co-hosted by: Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Bloomington Township Trustee, the Bloomington Food Policy Council.
Event sponsors include: Building a Thriving and Compassionate Community, Bloomingfoods, Indiana University Food Institute.