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On October 22nd, the Global Solidarity Alliance for Food, Health and Social Justice urged members of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders (SAFSF) to go beyond charity and work toward transformational food system change through the first of a two-part webinar series titled: “We Can’t ‘Foodbank’ Our way Out of Hunger

Alison Cohen (Why Hunger), Joshua Lohnes (WVU Center for Resilient Communities), Robert Ojeda (Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona) and Shakara Tyler (Detroit Black Community Food Security Network) offered their thoughts on the limits of the current food banking model, its relationship to exploitative agro-industrial food systems and the need to go beyond charity to ensure the right to food. …


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Exploring the Emergence of a Global Solidarity Alliance for Food, Health and Social Justice

Around the world, COVID-19 is shaking the foundation of our globalized economic system to its core. The “richest” countries in the world are staring into the face of an economic depression. In the United States, more than 38 million people across the nation applied for unemployment benefits in the last seven weeks alone, and millions more are expected to lose their jobs in the weeks to come. Officially, the unemployment rate in Canada has jumped to nearly 13% — more than any jump during the three major recessions since the 1980s. Meanwhile, economists in Canada agree that these figures do not capture the severity of the crisis when you factor in the erosion of employment insurance since the 1970s and the current ratio of housing costs to income. …

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Rights not Charity

The Global Solidarity Alliance for Food, Health and Social Justice

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