Defining Food Insecurity Virtual Panel

Thu, February 4, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST


Food insecurity is a complex and growing problem in the military/veteran community. To solve a problem, we first need to understand it. That’s why the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), in partnership with Craig Newmark Philanthropies, is assembling experts for Leaders Eat Last, a panel series designed to raise awareness, build understanding, and identify challenges and solutions.

In this panel, we’ll focus on the difference between food insecurity and hunger, the prevalence of food insecurity in military and veteran communities, the systems that influence these issues, and where the current breakdowns occur within those systems

The panel will be be moderated by Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent and co-founder of BWF. The panel will be opened by BWF Chief Executive Officer Anne Marie Dougherty, and features Chief Program Officer Margaret “Meg” Harrell, Ph.D. in the role of discussant. Expert panelists include:

Molly Jahn, Ph.D., Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Kathryn Monet, MPA, CEO, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Shannon Razsadin, MA, President & Executive Director, Military Family Advisory Network

Kathy Roth-Douquet, J.D., CEO, Blue Star Families