Lunch Agenda is a virtual lunch date that offers us all a chance to be food activists. Kiko spent three years interviewing neighbors served by the Capital Area Food Bank about how they like to eat. She’s learned that in order for everyone in America to eat better, we need to listen to different perspectives from our own and pursue change on many levels. She’ll sit with doctors, parents, policymakers and more to hear their agenda for the food system, and will ask each guest for one action listeners can take to change things for the better.
Leah Penniman co-founded Soul Fire Farm with a committment to ending racism and injustice in the food system, and last year published Farming While Black, a how-to guide for African-heritage people ready to reclaim their agency. In today's episode Kiko asks her about Ujumma, Susus, and other ways African farmers have organized, pooled resources and supported each other both in Africa and her diaspora.