How do we continue to care for each other as the pandemic draws to a close? Congressman Mike Thompson from California’s 5th District and influential Sacramento chef Patrick Mulvaney join host Billy Shore to discuss how the pandemic has affected the food and wine industries. “The [recently-passed] FEED Act is pretty straightforward: It recognizes that at times of disaster, food insecurity is heightened and we need to do more,” says Thompson. “What we saw was empty kitchens, antsy cooks, and foods in the field that weren’t being sold… How can we afford not to?,” recalls Mulvaney about coordinating with funders like No Kid Hungry and Sacramento County and others in his community to deliver more than 250,000 meals through schools and seniors during the pandemic so far.
Both changemakers are hopeful about building our country stronger after the pandemic. “I’m excited about the things that we can do. If we work together, there’s no stopping us,” Thompson believes. “What I feel now is hope… There’s a sense that any of us that have made it this far are going to live to see the other side,” says Mulvaney.
Join us and be moved by two community leaders who do so much to protect and care for those in need through difficult times.