Food Justice During COVID-19

Food Justice Around Seattle 

Food justice is a pressing issue regardless of the current pandemic circumstances. According to the USDA, 37 million Americans struggle with food security, 11 million of that figure being children. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that 26.4 percent of the world's population, about 2 billion people have struggled with either moderate or severe levels of food insecurity. Food justice, sustainable food recovery, and food security remain one of the top concerns as we fight COVID-19. Cracks in the food systems have never been more obvious.

My name is Sophie Pierce and I am a second-year journalism major at Seattle University. I have taken the liberty to go around Seattle and report on the circumstances of some of the food banks, food justice programs, and community gardens operating during these trying times.