Thu, Sep 10 | Zoom

Food Insecurity: Actions, Impact, and Critical Needs in the DMV

The Capital Area Food Bank's Radha Muthiah and Adam LaRose examine current issues concerning food insecurity in the DMV and around the nation
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Food Insecurity: Actions, Impact, and Critical Needs in the DMV

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Sep 10, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Zoom

About The Event

Please join us for a Forum with Radha Muthiah and Adam LaRose as they examine current issues concerning food insecurity in the DMV and around the nation.

Radha Muthiah currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Food Bank. As CEO, she heads a team that distributes over 59 million meals of good, healthy food, directly and through a network of 400+ partners, to more than 540,000 food insecure people in the greater Washington region each year. Under her leadership, the CAFB has responded to the increase in the region’s food insecurity as a result of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the food bank’s new strategic plan, she is leading the food bank’s work to provide our local communities with the food people need to thrive today, and to partner with organizations addressing hunger’s root causes in order to build brighter futures tomorrow.

Prior to her role at the food bank, Muthiah has led and grown both start-up and established organizations spanning multiple sectors in the US and internationally. She serves as a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Public Health Institute Board of Directors and is a Trustee of the Federal City Council. She holds a bachelor’s and a master's degree in economics from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.

Adam LaRose is the Director of Advocacy & Public Policy for the Capital Area Food Bank. He oversees the governmental strategy for the food bank in the District of Columbia, the two largest counties in Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Previously, he served as a Social Insurance Specialist in the Deputy Commissioner’s Office of Retirement & Disability Policy at the Social Security Administration (SSA). Agency-wide, Adam was appointed one of SSA’s two Presidential Management Fellow’s [PMF] from the 2016 Class. As a PMF, he spent two years in three rotations: U.S. House of Representatives with Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05), U.S. Senate with Senator Bernie Sanders, and in the Anacostia SE, D.C. Social Security field office. He received his Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2016 with a concentration in social welfare.

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