Food Banks? A Panel Discussion
Thu, 04/06/2017
Ryerson University, Rogers Communications Centre 80 Gould Street RCC 204 Toronto, ON M5B 2M7


Food Banks. What do they do now? What can they do in the near future? What can’t they do? What can we do?

Join as a panel of outstanding experts and activists talk through the complex pros, cons, and to-dos of food banks. All points of view welcomed and respected.


Welcome by: 
Fiona Yeudall, Director, Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security

Chaired by: 
Councillor Joe Mihevc, Chair, Toronto Board of Health 

With guest panelists:
Andy Fisher, Author of the controversial new book from MIT Press: Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups

Valerie Tarasuk, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Principal Investigator, PROOF

Cecilia Rocha, Director, Ryerson School of Nutrition

Ryan Noble, Executive Director, North York Harvest Food Bank

Merryn Maynard, Program Coordinator, Meal Exchange

Closing Remarks by:
Melana Roberts, Chair, Toronto Youth Food Policy Council


Hosted by: 
Ryerson University’s School Of Nutrition and Centre For Studies in Food Security

Endorsed by: 
New College Global Food Equity Initiative, North York Harvest Food Bank, Toronto Food Policy Council, Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, Stop Community Food Centre

This event is free. Register today!

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