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Speaker | Author | Food Justice Advocate

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Advocacy and Philanthropy

Feed Your Baby Save Your Sanity

For every class sold, one is donated to a low-income mother or scholarship program. Via an arrangement with a nonprofit organization that works with pregnant and new mothers, social workers will also have access to use the course as a learning tool with mothers during home visits.

No child should have to go to bed hungry. I am fortunate and grateful to not only do work that I love, but to be able to pay it forward in a meaningful, helpful way. Thousands of low-income families have benefited from this course at no cost because of your purchase.

Children Feeding Children Greenhouse

In 2015, a greenhouse was built in the spirit to fight local childhood hunger. Because of many collaborators, our grassroots effort to fight hunger with fresh produce and dignity became a reality. Today, there is 1 greenhouse, 4 gardens, and 16 collaborators!The greenhouse is located at the Wyoming Valley Montessori School in Kingston, Pa. The curriculum based program teaches children to cultivate transplants, garden, cook with fresh food, and give back to the community. 70% of the transplants are donated to other  youth-based organizations to grow fresh food to fight hunger using edible landscaping techniques. Once the produce reaches the food pantry, Clancy and her team of Dietetic students provide nutrition education and cooking demonstrations.

Students sow over 2000 seeds in the early Spring which grow into transplants. The transplants are then donated to any youth based organization to either vegetable plants in existing beds or a garden. The sole purpose of the transplants is to fight local hunger with fresh produce while teaching the students about the lifecycle of food, nutrition, collaboration, networking, and empathy!

Coupled with donations from  farmers, the food bank, and our Children Feeding Children project the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry is able to provide a FREE farmer’s market two times a week for low-income families. Because of our community’s hard work and dedication many families are receiving fresh produce.

Coupled with donations from  farmers, the food bank, and our Children Feeding Children project the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry is able to provide a FREE farmer’s market two times a week for low-income families. Because of our community’s hard work and dedication many families are receiving fresh produce.

Community Voice Project

In October 2015, Clancy was recruited by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to be the leader with the Community Voice Project. Clancy spent countless hours interviewing low income families to bring the real face of hunger to Congress. She was also 1 of the 5 people selected nationally to meet with Congressional members to fight hunger in the United State.

Fighting Hunger with Dignity

As registered dietitian and a past president of a food pantry, I have dedicated my professional career to eradicating hunger at the local, state, and national level. My mission to fight hunger with dignity was launched in 2014 when we gave our clients at the food pantry the privilege of choice. We started a bi-weekly produce market and offered it to the entire community, not just to the people experiencing hunger. At our food pantry, our mission is to fight hunger with dignity and fresh foods. Last year we invested in a $7,000 walk-in cooler to store produce, milk, and eggs. In the first year, we distributed over $50,000 worth of fresh produced.

Giving our clients unlimited choices over produce selection has positively transformed the culture of our food pantry. The food pantry has become a place of communication, recipe sharing, friendship, and more importantly, a place that cultivates dignity. The food at our pantry is viewed as a resource not a handout. When people have the liberty to make decisions about their food choices, they can reclaim their power – over their health and over other vital aspects for their future.

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