On Tuesday, July 21, Results for America – in partnership with Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, the Food Trust, and New York University – hosted an online roundtable discussion on bipartisan, evidence-based innovations in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The event took place at NYU Washington, DC and the conversation identified and highlighted innovations backed by data and evidence designed to:
- Increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers, particularly at local and regional retailers such as farmers’ markets; and
- Create support for community economic development and local agriculture.
The event was the second in a series coordinated by Results for America to bring the lens of evidence-based policymaking to the challenge of improving economic mobility and the first to highlight the importance of family income to support public policies.
Melody Barnes, Results for America Senior Fellow and former White House Domestic Policy Council director under President Obama (moderator)
Pam Hess, Executive Director, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
John Weidman, Deputy Executive Director, The Food Trust
Dr. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Food Systems and Health Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists