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Combatting Food Insecurity: What’s Working – and What’s Scalable? (Full Event, 11/30/21)

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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

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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.



To learn more about the New York Fed's work on this topic, visit nyfed.org/inequality.
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