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Emergency Food System

Focus Areas

  • Explore and support public and private policies and practices that enhance and advance food security, the access of all people at all times to the nutritious food needed for an active and healthy life.
  • Improving nutrition among all underserved populations (e.g. immigrants, migrant workers, working poor, individuals ineligible for federal nutrition programs and individuals living in rural communities)
  • 2016 Emergency Food System Work Plan​​

Working Group Members




Mike Miller, River Bend Foodbank


Staff Support:


Alicia Huguelet, Greater Chicago Food Depository





Lindsey Arenberg, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity

Steve Ericson, Northern Illinois Food Bank

​​Esperanza Velasquez Gonzalez, Illinois Migrant Council

Marla Goodwin, Jeremiah's Food Pantry

Ahlam Jbara, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights




Sheila Kennedy, Top Box Foods

Karen Lehman, Fresh Taste

Jessica Lynch, Illinois Public Health Institute

Suzy McNamara, Top Box Foods

Gary Tomlin



If you have questions or recommendations for the Emergency Food System Working Group, please contact:


Alicia Huguelet


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