We Stand With the Black Community
We have been saddened and angered over the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many other Black Americans whose names still remain to come to light. We speak confidently and proudly when we say:
We stand with the Black community.
Our silence before today has been time to share, time to reflect and time to heal. We wanted our message to be about more than grief.
We wanted our message to be about our commitment to do the work.
We will maintain our safe space to have tough conversations about racial injustice.
We will continue to ask, “How are we doing?” and, “How can we be better?” We will keep doing this even if the questions are hard to ask and the answers are hard to hear. We will challenge our practices, we will improve and we will ask again.
Our work with food insecurity is inextricably linked with racial inequity. Data shows that Black households face hunger at a rate more than twice that of white, non-Hispanic households and that one in four Black children struggle to have enough food to eat.
We will use our platform to support our partners in using data to tell the story of hunger and its unequal impact on the Black community.
We will continue to say loudly, “We Stand With You!”