In this amazing sixty-seventh episode of The Gap Minders, we were so fortunate to be able to speak with the inspiring Anahid Brakke, who is the President and CEO of the San Diego Hunger Coalition!Listen to “Episode 67 | Anahid Brakke, President & CEO, San Diego Hunger Coalition” on Spreaker.
In this eye and ear opening episode, Nancy and Jose are joined in the studio by Anahid Brakke, the President & CEO of the San Diego Hunger Coalition.
Hunger isn’t visible. That one point from Anahid is powerful. And it’s a point that helps drive the mission of the San Diego Hunger Coalition.
Started in 1974 by concerned citizens, the San Diego Hunger Coalition serves as behind-the-scenes backbone organization supporting many partners in their collaborative seeking systemic changes to the world of hunger. Whether it is the CalFresh / SNAP program, Hunger Free Kids, Hunger Free San Diego, or its collaborations with the Food Bank, Feeding San Diego, San Ysidro Health, or True Care, the San Diego Hunger Coalition works with trusted, on the ground local partners to alleviate hunger in our community. In a typical year, 300+ organizations come “to the table” to leverage the know how and experience of the San Diego Hunger Coalition.
Hear Anahid share what she thinks about the difference between food security and nutritional security, the ins and outs of food subsidies in America, as well as data sharing among its collaborative partners. We even learn about an excellent documentary called “A Place At The Table” addressing the food subsidy eocosystem.
An excellent episode on filling gaps in the community with Anahid Brakke. Here are some other takeaways from the interview:
- The importance of recognizing that hunger isn’t visible like homelessness
- Nutritional security means three HEALTHY meals per day
- Programs for hunger must be accessible and deal with technology, transportation, language, hours of operation, and the nature of one’s work environment in order to be effective
- The answers to the rapid-fire questions
An excellent interview from a passionate gap minder. Thank you, Anahid, for your contributions in San Diego, and for joining us on The Gap Minders.
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