On Tuesday, November 30, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a virtual event, “Combating Food Insecurity: What’s Working and What’s Scalable?” The event featured leaders from all sectors of the food system who are investing in and deploying market-based solutions and interventions to help ensure everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. New York Fed President and Chief Executive Officer John C. Williams delivered opening remarks.
The event is part of the New York Fed focus on three areas affecting community development: household financial well-being, climate-related risks to low- and moderate-income communities, and the social determinants of health. One of the key social determinants of health is consistent access to nutritious food.
Featured speaker Professor Tashara Leak of Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences discussed the implications of food insecurity on youth.
November 30, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am EDT
This event is open to the public and media. All remarks are on the record and the event will be recorded.
John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
|10:35am-10:45am||Food Insecurity and the Social Determinants of Health: Implications on Youth
Tashara Leak, Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
|10:45am-11:25am||Panel Discussion: Scaling Opportunities
Moderator: Javier Silva, Senior Associate Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Amon Anderson, America Director, Acumen
Kate MacKenzie, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy, New York City
Nate Mook, CEO, World Central Kitchen
Michael Rinaldi, Vice President of Sustainable Business Development, Rabobank
Kimberly Smith, Chief Growth Officer, Copia
Dominic E. Ramos-Ruiz, Community Development Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of New York