Media Advisory

New York Fed to Host Virtual Event on Food Insecurity

November 23, 2021

NEW YORK—On Tuesday, November 30, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will host a virtual event, “Combating Food Insecurity: What’s Working and What’s Scalable?” The event will feature 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 will deliver 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 will discuss the implications of food insecurity on youth.

A panel on scaling opportunities to address food insecurity will feature:

  • Kate MacKenzie, director of the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy, New York City
  • Kimberly Smith, chief growth officer at Copia
  • Clare Fox, vice president, Strategic Partnerships at Everytable
  • Amon Anderson, America director at Acumen
  • Michael Rinaldo, senior vice president at Rabobank

This event is on the record and will be available via livestream. For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at the New York Fed:

For more information and to register, please see our event page.
Date and time: November 30, 2021
10:30 a.m. EST

Ellen Simon
(347) 978-3036

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