A note from Evan Kleiman: I am devoting this show to something that has sustained me this year — the power of giving. No matter how comfortable our circumstances may or may not be, we are all looking for ways to help. For me, the combination of feeling powerless in isolation has made the impulse to give stronger than ever. So for this show, I want to highlight those who are giving their all, whether it’s fighting to save a community of restaurants, or urging city councils to adopt better policy. Every single person on this show made an impact this year, and I want to invite you, the Good Food community, to support them in their work.
The power of giving back by baking, farming, and eating dim sum
From this Episode:
Losing legacy Chinese restaurants and stores in New York City
As the pandemic took hold of the nation, one community in particular began to crack early — New York City’s Chinatown. Faced with economic concerns and xenophobic fears,...
Resettling refugees starting from day 1 of the pandemic
Thinking about year-end donations at Good Food, the tendency is to veer toward hospitality workers and hunger. But there is one group that is especially important not to...
Solving inequity and injustice in LA’s food landscape
Food insecurity and access disparity in Los Angeles are nothing new, most notably in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. COVID has only exacerbated existing...
Farming with youth and the formerly incarcerated to feed the community
Behind the facade of a church in Compton lies a half-acre oasis teeming with life. LA natives Richard D. Garcia and Erika Cueller recognized that revitalizing a neighborhood...