How Public Libraries are Part of the Solution to Food Insecurity
May 20, 2021 @ 10:55 am – 12:00 pm
Across America, in major cities you’ve heard of and in countless places you most likely have never considered, public librarians are working with local, state, and national partners to bring food to those who need it. Wait — librarians?
Yes indeed. And, when librarians distribute food, they do more than merely give it away.
They also use the library’s myriad educational and lifelong learning resources to integrate culinary literacy into library programming, so families and individuals don’t just leave with food, they leave with the knowledge needed to know what to do with it.
As trusted members of nearly every community in the United States (and in much of the rest of the world), public librarians are uniquely positioned to support food access and food literacy.
This interactive dialogue with librarians who manage farmers’ markets, summer feeding programs, community fridges, and culinary literacy centers will focus on building understanding of the unique roles of local librarians in community food systems.
If you care about food, health, or community development, this event is for you.
This is event is co-presented by UNC Greensboro School of Education, Let’s Move in Libraries, and Shareable.net