Lela Nargi | Civil Eats


Lela Nargi is a veteran journalist covering food policy and agriculture, sustainability, and science for outlets such as The Guardian, The Counter, City Monitor, JSTOR Daily, Sierra, and Ensia in addition to Civil Eats. She’s also the author of science books for kids. Find her at lelanargi.com and @LelaNargi.

An Inside Look at Union Organizing in the Fast Food Industry

A worker protesting Chipotle holds a sign while marching outside the store. (Photo by Jake Price)

Hunger Continues to Plague Americans. Here’s Why—and What to Do About It.

Small group of people donating their time by working in a warehouse to organize and distribute non-perishable goods to families and people in need.

Farm to School Programs Are Finally Making Inroads on Capitol Hill

cafeteria workers serve farm to school produce to students to improve their nutrition and support local farmers

A Farmer-Owned Local Food App Stands Out from the Venture Capital-Backed Crowd

a farmer sells local food direct to consumers after making the sale through a smartphone app

A NYC Reentry Program Offers Formerly Incarcerated People Healing, Dignity Through Meals

Chef Nikki preparing a meal in the Castle kitchen. (Photo credit: Lela Nargi)

Hungry Seniors Need More Than Just Access to Food

a senior receives a meal delivery from a courier to fight hunger and food insecurity

College Students Struggle to Enroll in SNAP—but Peer Support Programs Help

The Swipe Out Hunger team in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Swipe Out Hunger)

Ensuring Homeless Americans Get Enough Food Has Never Been Easy. Now, It’s Next to Impossible.

Ventura County Rescue Mission workers hand out food packages to the homeless on March 31, 2020 in Ventura, California.

How a South Carolina Farmer Is Adapting an Heirloom Rice to Withstand Climate Change

Rollen Chalmers prepping the Wormsloe site. (Photo credit: Sarah Ross)

College Food Pantries Are Reinventing Ways to Feed Students

Volunteers pack up boxes of food to be distributed to those in need at the distribution center of the Capital Area Food Bank on April 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)