Janet Poppendieck to speak on The Dilemma of Food Assistance
The World Food Policy Center is hosting a lunch & learn on Wednesday, February 26th, at noon in Sanford 201. Duke alumnus Janet Poppendieck ('67) will speak on the topic of food assistance programs.
Poppendieck is the author of Free For All :Fixing School Lunch in America. (University of California Press, 2010), a book that advocates universal free school meals. A onetime Director of FRAC’s National School Breakfast Campaign, she has been active in efforts to bring universal free school meals to New York City for more than three decades. In September 2017, New York began offering free lunch to all 1.1 million of its enrolled students. Poppendieck is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, a Senior Fellow at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors of Community Food Advocates, the organization that led the successful Lunch 4 Learning Campaign for free school meals in NYC.