Combating Food Insecurity: What’s Working – and What’s Scalable?

November 30, 2021

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.

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Event Details

Date & Time
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.

10:30am-10:35am Opening Remarks

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

11:25am-11:30am Closing

Dominic E. Ramos-Ruiz, Community Development Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of New York


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