Elevating Voices, Ending Hunger

Elevating Voices, Ending Hunger is a conversational podcast series featuring change makers and everyday leaders disrupting the status quo to end systems of inequity that drive food insecurity in the United States. Host Ami McReynolds, Chief Equity and Programs Officer with Feeding America, talks with community leaders, supporters and people facing hunger who each bring unique contributions to a collective effort to end hunger.

Closing the Racial Hunger Divide with Sherri Green and Allison O’Toole

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The murder of George Floyd sparked outrage at myriad systemic inequities faced by people of color. In this episode, Ami’s joined by two leaders from the community most closely impacted: Allison O’Toole, CEO of Second Harvest Heartland, and Sherri Green, family resource manager at Sabathani Community Center—located just blocks from where George Floyd was killed.

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Strengthening Partnerships, Creating Joy with Melanie McGuire and Ada Saenz

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On this episode, Ami talks to Melanie McGuire, chief program officer at the San Antonio Food Bank, and Ada Saenz, interim CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio, about how they worked together during the pandemic to listen and support their community through this difficult time.

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Transitioning From White Space Governance with Community Food Bank of Arizona's Rene Lopez and Michael McDonald

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Even with the best intentions, nonprofits have played a major roles in maintaining racist systems - and the makeup of their leadership is one big reason why.

In this episode, we speak with Community Food Bank of Arizona CEO Michael McDonald and board member Rene Lopez about their work transitioning their organization's traditional whitespace governance into one that represents the communities it serves.

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Building an Inclusive Democracy with Susannah Morgan and Liban Satu

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What does democracy have to do with hunger? For this episode, we spoke with Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank, and Portland community leader Liban Satu on why building an inclusive democracy is an important step to ending hunger.

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Power and Partnership with Nicole Robinson and Melvin Thompson

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In this debut episode, we focus on the importance of sharing power and building partnerships to end hunger. To discuss, host Ami McReynolds sits down with Nicole Robinson, the chief partnership and programs officer at Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Melvin Thompson, the executive director of community development organization located in Chicago's south side.

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Putting Equity into Action with Claire Babineaux-Fontenot

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In this debut episode, host Ami McReynolds speaks with Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. They talk about inequalities in poverty and food insecurity, the role of philanthropy, and the power within local communities to create sustainable, transformative change.

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In the debut episode, host Ami McReynolds will speak with Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. They will talk about inequities in poverty and food insecurity, the role of philanthropy, and the power within local communities to create sustainable, transformative change.

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