“Hunger and Poverty in Lynchburg” By Dr. John Abell, Professor of Economics at Randolph College
Most of us cannot relate to the concept of food vulnerability. We have jobs; we are able to get in our cars and drive to the grocery store without giving it a second thought. But there is, in fact, a sizeable percentage of citizens in Lynchburg for whom that is not the case. Lynchburg has rather alarming hunger and poverty statistics. This talk will examine those statistics in detail and look at the role that our local food system could play in addressing these dual problems.