Via press release from Food Forward, a local non-profit that fights hunger and food waste.

How are we doing as a country in eliminating hunger? In his new book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups, long time food activist and former Angeleno, Andy Fisher discusses how the tight alliances between Big Food and anti-hunger groups block our ability to solve hunger.

Laura Avery of Santa Monica Farmers Market, Rick Nahmias of Food Forward and Frank Tamborello of Hunger Action LA will be joining Andy to talk about solutions to food insecurity and health disparities in Los Angeles. Hosted by Sam Polk of Everytable.

Please join us at The Gallery Food Hall at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica to enjoy refreshments from Everytable as we settle in for a conversation with our speakers.

Who: Andrew Fisher, community organizer, educator and author of Big Hunger – the Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups

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Rick Nahmias, Founder and Executive Director of Food Forward

Sam Polk, Founder and Executive Director of Groceryships and Everytable

Frank Tamborello, Executive Director of Hunger Action LA

Laura Avery, Santa Monica Farmers Market Supervisor

When: Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Gallery Food Hall 1315 Third Street Promenade (between Arizona Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd) upstairs patio

RSVP at facebook.com/events/1329191783803135/

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided by Everytable.

Disclosure: Santa Monica Next steering committee member Scott Schonfeld is part owner of the Food Hall, the building in which this event will be held.