The "Regional Food Systems Resilience: Frontline Perspectives" project was sponsored by The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies' Metropolitan Engaged Research Initiative (MERI) grant. Lead Community Partners: Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RPDO) and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)
Food -- Study and teaching -- United States, Food security, Social justice
Thousands of people in the Portland Metro region face the crisis of food insecurity every day. Emergencies like the pandemic or extreme weather events only worsen this crisis. How can we develop a truly resilient food system that can withstand shocks and reduce hunger and vulnerability in our region?
Join us to hear from frontline-serving organizations, food growers/producers, government representatives, and researchers on this critical issue, and to share your perspective.
Presentation of preliminary research findings by Dr. Megan Horst, Meg Grzybowski, and members of the community advisory board* on "Perspectives from Frontline Organizations in the Portland Metro Region on Addressing Food Insecurity During the Covid-19 Pandemic."
Followed by a panel discussion with:
Carol Chang, Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (moderator)
- Sonya McCormick, Oregon Emergency Management
- Malcolm Shabazz Hoover, Black Futures Farm
- Michelle Week, Good Rain Farm
- Dr. Kimberly Zueli, The Feeding Cities Group
*Research Community Advisory Board members:
- Stephanie Clark (Haynes), Vancouver Farmers Market
- Gloria Lee, Community for Positive Aging
- Jacobsen Valentine, Feed the Mass
Horst, Megan; Grzybowski, Meg; Chang, Carol; McCormick, Sonja; Shabazz Hoover, Malcolm; Week, Michelle; Zueli, Kimberly; Clark Haynes, Stephanie; Lee, Gloria; and Valentine, Jacobsen, "Creating a Resilient Regional Food System" (2023). Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications. 155.