Discuss the issues
Every year, the Beehive hosts a panel so that our community can learn about the issues relating to our giving theme. Watch the Facebook live stream here and learn more about the conversation.
This year's panel:
Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes
Rev. Richard Joyner, Founder of Conetoe Family Life Center
Sydney Klein, M.S., Food Security Program Manager, Wake County
Kharmika Alston, Food System Finance Fellow, World Food Policy Center, Duke University
Dr. Kim Fisher, Director of the Neonatal Perinatal Research Unit, Duke University
In a food-rich nation like the United States, no one should go hungry, yet food insecurity is an issue that touches the citizens of Raleigh and Wake County in a number of ways. The communities most impacted by food insecurity are low-income families, children, communities of color, and seniors. Food insecurity is a root cause of so many other issues in our community- from decreased educational outcomes to chronic physical ailments like diabetes and asthma. With increased uncertainty in national and state funding, we are poised to make a tangible impact on lives in our city by making sure everyone is well-nourished.