By Marlene McTigue
Welcome back to Your Schenectady Stories!
In episode two of our podcast: “Nourishing Hope- Working Toward Food Justice in the Electric City”- we introduce you to three community members who are working every day to combat hunger in Schenectady…
- Adine Viscusi of the Electric City Food Co-op.
- Rebekkah Henriksen, Schenectady City School District’s Farm to School Project Manager.
- Kristi Milligan, Director of the Grants & Community Programs at The Schenectady Foundation.
These three compassionate community leaders have taken up the call to combat hunger by becoming members of the newly formed Schenectady County Food Council’s steering committee.
The Food Council, which unites local organizations, including the Electric City Food Co-Op, the Schenectady Community Ministries (SiCM) and Food Pantries for the Capital District, will provide recommendations to policymakers on how to eliminate food insecurity in the region.
In this month’s episode, you’ll hear from Adine, Rebekkah, and Kristi about how and why the food council was formed and the important work being done here in Schenectady to alleviate hunger on many fronts.
If you would like to learn more about the Food Council you can visit the website here https://schenectadyfood.my.canva.site/.
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