Posted on Nov 16, 2019
The Rotary Club of Evanston hosted its 6th annual "Heads Up, Evanston" community networking luncheon on November 14, inviting more than 20 organizations to join in a dialogue on the topic of food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure – that’s 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children. Even in a community as prosperous as Evanston, food insecurity is a problem. The Rotary Club of Evanston will focus its fundraising and hands-on service efforts on this topic for the next several years and the November 14 luncheon brought together local leaders to help get the initiative started. See photos of the event at our Facebook photo album here. Our thanks to the 38 community leaders who joined us for this discussion -- you make us proud to live in Evanston! (Pictured: Meeting participant Kelly Diaz of Evanston Township High School Nutrition Services.) 
Photo by Jeremy Pardoe.