Virtual Meet-Up: Understanding Food Equity

From production to disposal, our food system affects nearly all aspects of everyday life. How is our current food system affecting the health and economic vitality of communities and what does food equity have to do with it all?

Join us for a Virtual Meet-uP via ZOOM on Wednesday, November 3rd at 12 noon with Kimberly Pettigrew, Director of Food Security Systems from United Way of Greater Knoxville.


Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12 Noon
Meeting ID: 881 1305 0261
Passcode: 474341

Kimberly comes to this discussion with more than a decade of food system experience, most recently serving as the Local Food Initiative Coordinator at Nourish Knoxville, the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Chair, and the Chair of the KEMA Food Access Committee during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With her new position as the Director of Food Security Systems at the United Way, Kimberly is working with the broad community, nonprofits, businesses, and government leadership to create a strategic food plan to realize a state-wide vision in building a more just and equitable food system while providing mentorship and support for up-and-coming food system leaders and organizations. By listening to people from all sides of the spectrum, she has begun to learn first-hand what it takes to overhaul our food system in a way that utilizes radical hospitality, human energy, and cross-sector collaboration to create dignity for those who participate in it.