Posts By: Andrew Kang Bartlett

Panning out with Kathia Ramirez to build a U.S. food movement

Have you ever seen a movie that starts with a bird’s-eye view of a person at their desk or in their bed? Then the camera rises straight up and you travel through the ceiling and you’re looking down on the house, the neighborhood and soon the city as the camera goes up, until gradually you… Read more »

Essentially Disposable: Farmworkers in the Pandemic

graphic with farmworker webinar info Farmworkers are essential to the feeding of our nation. More personally, they ensure that you and I have food on our plates each day. Called “essential” during this pandemic, they are being treated no differently than ever – with disrespect, abuse and endangerment. Farmworkers are risking their lives to grow and harvest our food, yet… Read more »

PHP’s Impact in the World

See PHP’s impact in just two colorful pages Learn how your gifts to the Presbyterian Hunger Program made a difference in 2019. Front/back can be printed from your computer or emailed to share with your congregation. Download the Impact Report here And view this 3-minute video introduction to the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program… Read more »

Litany of Lament

by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP Cross-posted from PHP’s Eco-Justice blog. Last week I sat on the steps of my front porch, listened to the sound of police helicopters overhead and watched on a friend’s Facebook live as a protest in honor of Breonna Taylor, a young black woman… Read more »

A remarkable and humble congregation

Working to end hunger and homelessness First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, Ohio, a Hunger Action Congregation, does what they can to answer the scriptural call for compassion and justice. And they’ve been doing it for decades – humbly! They don’t mention the preaching about hunger or the ceramic mugs they use instead of throwaways or… Read more »

Snapshots of the U.S. Food & Farm System: Pandemic Edition

Understanding our food and how it gets to us is no simple task. This overview is a snapshot of the situation of workers and dynamics in our country’s food and farm system. The goal was to outline the current situation in the pandemic and possible solutions for each part of the food chain. It is… Read more »

Slaughterhouse: Meat processing workers risk Covid-19 infection

meat processing with bones and meat on big table *** May 7, 2020 UPDATE:  Meatpacking plants have become national hot spots for the novel coronavirus. Of the 25 largest clusters of COVID-19 cases in the United States, six are tied to meat processing plants (the rest are prisons and nursing homes). At least 48 workers have died from the virus, and another 11,000 have… Read more »

Getting at the roots so we can harvest the fruit

PHP national work in tree graphic Presbyterian Hunger Program’s PHP Post is out – hot off the PDF press! Featuring stories from U.S. partners around the country, the Spring Edition is now available. This issue includes: Articles from grant partners in Chicago, North Carolina, and New Jersey Hopeful Action in Hard Times PC(USA) National Hunger Concerns Poster Panning out with Kathia… Read more »

Local Food Surges in U.S. during Pandemic

ag work While not without real challenges, family farmers – especially those able to directly sell to individuals – are responding with agility and creativity to help meet the food needs of surrounding areas. We give thanks to them and all who produce food, especially during this crisis. Here is a roundup of articles from this morning…. Read more »

Food in a Pandemic: Curated Cream of the Crop

Will we have enough to eat?! Great attention is being paid to our food and farm system given the fault lines laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are learning how much there is that needs changing! I have selected articles in the nine topics listed below and hope these are helpful as we envision… Read more »