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How training to feed others left Elle Simone Scott food insecure

Melanie Wong | May 3, 202010:07 PM    

" . . . I built bonds and formed kinship with the local farmers and purveyors that I met at the Union Square Farmers’ Market, discovering that some of these individuals and businesses offer CSA boxes, grassfed meats, and baked goods through SNAP. I learned so much from those farmers about the Farm Bill, and how when it’s structured relatively well, the law keeps farmers from going bankrupt and helps to preserve our land, fight climate change, and ensure access to healthy foods. It was at the farmers’ market that I was able to meet anti-hunger advocates, agriculturalists, and other SNAP recipients. . . "

This Chef's Dream Was Built on SNAP

Elle Simone Scott explains the perilous position she found herself in leaving a career as a social worker to attend culinary school.

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