The DeSaulnier Digest: TONIGHT'S Town Hall and Congressman DeSaulnier's Efforts to End Hunger

August 23, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

Don't miss the chance to join me and Representative McNerney for an update on our work in Congress on behalf of the Bay Area TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. PT. To join the virtual conversation, RSVP before 3:30 p.m. PT today by clicking here or on the image below.

You will receive the Zoom login information prior to the event. We hope to see you there and look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions!

Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress


Last week, Congressman DeSaulnier welcomed the Chairman of the House Committee on Rules Jim McGovern (MA-02) to Contra Costa to showcase Bay Area efforts to end hunger. With both Members serving on the Rules Committee, this visit is part of a series of Rules Committee events highlighting the nation's food insecurity crisis and exploring steps Congress can take to equitably combat it.

Congressman DeSaulnier and Chairman McGovern visited Mount Diablo High School's Sustainable Hospitality Program, an example of the Bay Area's leadership in promoting a just food system. Here, they had a chance to speak with students about the program's mission as they continue their work in Congress to end hunger. To hear more about the visits and the work being done there, click here or on the image below.

Continuing their tour, Representatives DeSaulnier and McGovern explored Urban Tilth, an urban farm in Richmond dedicated to building a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system through community engagement and local sourcing. Click here or on the image below to learn how Urban Tilth can serve a model nationwide in the fight to end food insecurity.

Visit to Mount Diablo High School and Urban Tilth to Explore Solutions to Food Insecurity

Visit to Stephen and Ayesha Curry's Organization, Eat.Learn.Play

Next, Ayesha Curry welcomed Representatives DeSaulnier and McGovern to the Eat.Learn.Play Foundation where she and husband Stephen Curry fight childhood hunger, increase access to education, and promote physical activity. Their work has helped to give countless children across the Bay Area the opportunity to thrive.


Representatives DeSaulnier and McGovern also met with researchers and practitioners at the Berkeley Food Institute to learn about research into food access and urban agriculture as well as its food policy initiatives and work on community engagement and education.


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