Authors

Megan Carney

Megan A. Carney is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies at the University of Arizona. She is the author of two books, the award-winning The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders (University of California Press, 2015) and the forthcoming Island of Hope: Migration and Solidarity in the Mediterranean (University of California Press, May 2021). Follow her on Twitter @megan_a_carney.

Op-ed: How the Pandemic Made it Harder For Immigrants to Access Food

Food is distributed at the Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist church on July 22, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The church distributes hundreds of packages of food every Wednesday. While many New York neighborhoods have long depended on charities, food banks and nonprofits to meet their nutritional needs, the Covid-19 pandemic has only multiplied the number of residents experiencing food insecurity. Across the city groups that serve those in need are seeing a huge increase in clients. According to the mayor’s office, an estimated 2 million people are currently food insecure in New York City, which is up from 1 million people before the pandemic. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Making Healthy School Lunches Free for All Should Be a National Priority

students receiving school lunch in a cafeteria