If the past year has taught us anything, it's that under-resourced communities across the country — particularly communities of color — are in danger. From food insecurity to lack of access to healthcare to police brutality, our neighbors are being harmed by systems that should have been built to protect them.
Yesterday, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on three counts of murder. And yet racial injustice persists. This verdict cannot erase centuries of mistreatment, it has not stopped violent acts from continuing to occur, and it does not eliminate our need to keep fighting. This moment is not the end of the struggle, but, we hope, the beginning of a new era of accountability.
The Food Trust stands in solidarity with the communities we serve — the very communities most impacted by systemic racism — as we continue to work together to counteract the health disparities brought into sharp relief by COVID-19, and build a world where healthy food is a right, not a privilege.