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COVID-19: Feeding America (with Carolyn Solar)

In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy speaks with Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Philanthropy Director, Carolyn Solar, to discuss food insecurity amid this pandemic.

 
FEATURING CAROLYN SOLAR
MAY 21, 2020
16 MINUTES AND 17 SECONDS

In this episode, students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy talk with Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Philanthropy Director, Carolyn Solar, to discuss food insecurity amid this pandemic.

About Carolyn Solar:

Carolyn Solar currently serves as the Philanthropy Director for Feeding America in Riverside and San Bernardino. She joins Feeding America with experience running her own food blog, where she tastes, photographs, and reviews food from all over Southern California. Prior to this role, she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator where she directed and led all mail marketing initiatives and developed marketing content.

Learn more about Carolyn Solar via https://www.feedingamericaie.org/team.

Podcast Highlights:

“The people that are coming to us for support are everyday people like you or me, they just need extra help right now.”

-       Carolyn Solar on the topic of the recent changes in demand for food from food banks.

“Food insecurity has been an issue and will continue to be an issue...despite what's going on now, the need is still there.”

-       Carolyn Solar on the topic of the national attention that food insecurity is gaining due to COVID-19.

“We are going to keep continue to do these emergency distributions for as long as we are able to...”

-       Carolyn Solar on the topic of food distributions and preparing for possible decreased donations.

Guest:

Carolyn Solar (Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Philanthropy Director)

Interviewers:

Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Aaron Walter (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)

Music by:

Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20)

This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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