Zoom Webinar
7-8:30pm ET


  • Start: 2024-07-09
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event Category Event

Register for July 9, 7pm ET Zoom Webinar

(Will be recorded to share on AHA YouTube Channel)

“No one should have to wonder where their next meal will come from. We must take bold steps now—with government, the private sector, nonprofits, and communities working together—to build a healthier future for every American.”
–Susan E. Rice, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and former ambassador

The United States has the means to end hunger and food insecurity for millions of people. However, it will need to prioritize people over profits in order to make food affordable and accessible for all. Eliminating hunger will require a commitment nationwide to ensure people are paid living wages and have access to affordable child care, housing, education, transportation, and health care—helping to build financial stability and increasing the ability to meet basic needs. It also involves eliminating barriers to accessing food by addressing challenges caused by climate change, decreasing production costs, improving distribution, and supporting community based self-sustaining “foodways”.

Eli Moraru (he/him) is the Co-Founder & President of The Community Grocer, a revolutionary nonprofit that is reinventing the corner store and reimagining our food systems from soil to supper. He is the Winner of the 2022 Penn Presidents Sustainability Prize, an Inno Under 25 Honoree, semi-professional soccer player, and coffee snob. He is passionate about building stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities – together.

Florencia Ramirez (she/her) is an award-winning author of Eat Less Water, a public speaker, and founder/director of The Pesticide-Free Soil Project, a program of the Encampment for Citizenship. She is host to THE KITCHEN ACTIVIST podcast. Her upcoming book, The Kitchen Activist, Four Action Steps to Save the Planet with Your Food, will be out in Spring 2026. She splits her time between Oxnard, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and three children.

Stephanie De La Hoz (she/her) was born in the Philippines and currently resides in Tampa, Florida, USA, where she grew up. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language Education (Spanish/Italian) from Florida International University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida. She started her professional career as a high school teacher, and then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia for 2.5 years, training public school teachers and organizing youth development programs. Upon returning to the USA, Stephanie decided to shift her career to the nonprofit sector and dedicated herself to hunger relief. In January 2022, she began working at Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization focused on reducing food waste and fighting hunger, as the Director of Programming. There she oversees all of the organization’s programs that help transport food from various donation sources to distribution sites while engaging the moving and relocation industry. Stephanie is passionate about poverty alleviation, social justice, and education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Tracie McMillan (she/her) has covered America’s multiracial working class as a journalist with publications ranging from the New York Times to Mother Jones, National Geographic to the Village Voice. She is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller, The American Way of Eating, and The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America. A one-time target of Rush Limbaugh, McMillan currently oversees coverage of worker organizing for Capital & Main. A graduate of New York University, Tracie grew up on a dirt road outside Flint, Michigan. She splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and Detroit, MI.

Register for July 9, 7pm ET Zoom Webinar