This summer, when I participated in the #ShareTheScope campaign alongside HealthiNation, I had a chance to talk about two health issues that I’m passionate about: food insecurity and the lack of representation of Black people in the health and wellness space. These issues disproportionately affect the Black community.
Although during the campaign I did not have a chance to go into detail about these issues, I wanted to share resources for you to learn more and connect you with people who are doing amazing work in these areas.
Raising Funds for Food Insecurity
As my way of contributing to the solution of food insecurity, in 202 I’m raising funds for City Harvest, a food rescue program committed to helping struggling New York residents to put food on their tables.
You can contribute to my fundraising campaign here. In 2020, our team is aiming to raise $275K which can feed 1 million New Yorkers for a day.
Organizations to Support
City Harvest (Sean’s Donation Page): City Harvest helped start the food rescue movement in 1982 when a group of New Yorkers saw that New York City had an abundance of excess food even while a large number of its residents struggled to feed themselves and their families.
Harlem Grown: Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.
Data for Black Lives: Data for Black Lives is a movement of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people
Soul Fire Farm: Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. They raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid.
- What Is Food Insecurity—and Who Is at Risk?
- Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America’s groceries
- Want to Eradicate Hunger in America? Take on Racism
- What is Food Insecurity
- Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington
- Algorithms of Oppression
- Weapons of Math Destruction
- Farming While Black
Black Creators to Follow
- @foodheaven – Dietitians & diabetes educator
- @chefkennyminor – Chef & wellness coach
- @idilsworld – Nutritionist
- @compete.nutrition – Dietitian
- @flourishheights – Dietitian
- @leahpenniman – Farmer
- @blackfoodie.co – not a wellness page, but excellent resource for exploring Black culture through food