Congratulations to Lindsey Webb on her new leadership position as chair of the Food Lifeline Member Agency Council! Lindsey will be spearheading meetings for the Council, which concern the way Food Lifeline distributes donations to food banks and meal programs like our’s at The Millionair Club Charity.
Lindsey will be leading discussions about ways to offer healthier food, how to “shorten the line” at our organizations, work on the root causes of hunger, and how to better collaborate with other organizations in our region in order to provide more food to more people. The council is a particularly good way to connect with organizations that have a similar goal of feeding hungry people, but face diverse challenges in meeting this goal.
Lindsey holds an MS in Food Policy, which she says opened her eyes to the way “food is involved in so many different issue areas: economic development, poverty and homelessness, environment, transportation, animal welfare…the list goes on. Paying serious attention to issues of food access and nutrition and changing our food system so that it serves us better would solve a lot of other seemingly unrelated problems.” She’s particularly interested in access to healthy foods- and believes that “the food system can provide enough healthy food for everyone… Here at the Millionair Club Charity, our small part of the solution is growing lettuce on site so we can serve salad (loaded with other vegetables) a few times per week.”