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We are in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter protests throughout the country. We are an anti-racist organization and are committed to supporting our community members and partners in dismantling institutional racism. We envision a world that supports the health and safety of all people. We are not there yet.
We can and must do better.
More than 1 in 5 children are at risk of hunger, and among African-Americans and Latinos, the number is 1 in 3. These numbers continue to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many on the front lines feeding our kids are our black and brown community members. As a team, we will fight against racism, hatred, and inequity, and we join the chorus of voices calling for justice to be served.
We understand food justice to be an integral part of social justice. Through our ongoing work in school food, we create systemic change in school cafeterias to end injustices around food access in all communities. Just as it is our mission to help children grow up healthy and strong, it is our collective obligation to make sure that the world they grow up in is worthy of them.
Extinguishing institutional racism must be a priority for all of us.
We know it’s impossible for kids to get the nourishment they need to thrive in schools without dismantling the institutional and structural racism that has shaped our education system, our food system, and our country as a whole.
We do not claim to be perfect as an organization or as individuals. We can all be better, and we can all do more.
The Chef Ann Foundation Team