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Yale Daily News Podcasts · Building Branches E2: Feeding Elm City

COVID-19 has made food insecurity an increasingly pressing issue as many in New Haven are forced to find alternative ways to put food on the table. What does the pandemic look like from the perspectives of the people and organizations working to alleviate hunger right now? For this episode, we talked to soup kitchen volunteers, mutual aid organizers, restaurant owners, and more to better understand how the community is responding and coming together for the common cause of feeding the Elm City.

Click below to learn more about the organizations we interviewed and support their continued work!

The Semilla Collective www.semillacollective.org/
Community Soup Kitchen www.csknewhaven.org/
Yale Sustainable Food Program www.sustainablefood.yale.edu/
Cityseed and Sanctuary Kitchen cityseed.org/
Havenly Treats www.havenlytreats.com/

This episode was produced by Alexa Stanger, Andrea Lee, Ellie Burke, Kunsang Dorjee, Keneane Ejigu, Matthew Fan, Nicole Li and Veronica Sosa. Special thanks to our guests Jenny Cornejo, David O’Sullivan, Jacquie Munno, Cortney Renton, Sumiya Khan, Ben Weiss, Caterina Passoni and Camila Guiza-Chavez. Voice Acting by Sarah Sotomayor. Graphic design by Ivory Fu. Music for this series is from Blue Dot Sessions and the Semilla Collective.

Andrea Lee currently serves as editor of the Yale Daily News Podcast Desk. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she is a junior in Pauli Murray College majoring in Global Affairs.