Due to COVID-19, individuals are facing unprecedented challenges in accessing affordable, nutritious foods. The economic downturn coupled with unanticipated job loss has forced millions of Americans to turn to food banks and food assistance programs, such as SNAP, for the first time ever. Concurrently, research shows that people with obesity and diet-related diseases like diabetes and cancer who contract COVID-19 have worse outcomes, further highlighting the importance of ensuring access to nutritious foods. As the pandemic and corresponding economic challenges continue, private sector investment and government leadership are critical.
Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center on October 14 as we explore public and private sector solutions to address food insecurity and improve diet quality during COVID-19.
Founder, World Central Kitchen
Rep. Donald Bacon, R-NE
Representative of the 2nd District of Nebraska
Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-CA
Representative of the 24th District of California
Administrator Pam Miller
Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Panel discussion featuring:
President, Food Research & Action Center
Founder and President, HeartSmiles
President and CEO, United Fresh Produce Association
John R. Tyson
Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods
Former Agriculture Secretary; Co-Chair, SNAP Task Force, BPC
In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.