World Central Kitchen CEO Nate Mook and Boston chef Douglass Williams join No Kid Hungry for a conversation about the FEED Act as a critical tool to feed more children during the pandemic and to help keep restaurants open and their workers employed.
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Washington, DC - With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, millions of children and families continue to face hunger on an unprecedented scale. The bipartisan FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act is an important measure that could provide a dual win for the nation. First, it would ensure more children and families get the food they need. Second, it would achieve this by employing our nation’s restaurant industry, which has taken an economic hit by the pandemic.
Support provided by restaurants through the FEED Act would work together with existing nutrition programs like SNAP, school meals and Pandemic EBT to make sure no child slips into the hunger gap. At the same time, by keeping restaurants open and workers employed, it will also help the nation find its economic footing. For this to happen, though, Congress must take action and include the FEED Act in the next relief package.
Join advocates and experts from the culinary community for a discussion about hunger, hardship and the role restaurants can play in fighting hunger in the aftermath of the COVID crisis.
- Jenny Dirksen, Director of Champion Engagement, No Kid Hungry
- Monica Gonzales, Director of Federal Advocacy, No Kid Hungry
- Nate Mook, Chief Executive Officer, World Central Kitchen
- Douglass Williams, Chef and Owner, MIDA Restaurant, Boston, MA
When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm ET
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.