Food & Justice w/ Brenda Sanders food justice
Providenza Rocco, JD MSW, MBE is committed to highlighting the systemic injustices that have prevented thousands from freely enjoying healthy food option. Enza has made a life-long commitment as an ally to learn accurate history and work to identify, dismantle, and decolonize systems of oppression that continue to devalue and limit opportunities for growth in dense, disparate, and urban places like North Philadelphia. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when food insecurity peaked as supply chains were stressed, Enza’s training as a social worker enabled her to address nutritional scarcity and connect individuals in Philadelphia and in counties surrounding Philadelphia with food and other life-sustaining supplies including baby formula, dog food, and diapers. Since 2017, Enza has been working with Farm to Families, a food insecurity program that brings organic, local fruit and vegetables to North Philly residents at low- or no-cost. Learn more about Enza and her work at https://providenza.net/ and https://www.facebook.com/FarmtoFamilies/.