Request for stories
Category: The Big Picture

Request for stories

Recently, I read an NPR article about an Indian woman who escaped domestic violence in part because she got a job cooking in a school kitchen. This woman’s story took place a world away, but I wondered, are there parallel stories here in Ithaca?

Do you know of someone whose life was changed by a job in the food system? Or, someone whose life was changed when they finally had access to a steady source of food? A story where food was just the beginning, and a ripple effect of positive change followed?

We here at Hot Potato Press are interested in hearing these stories (you can remain anonymous, if you prefer) — please email to share your story.

Image credit: School lunch in Schenectady, NY, 1943, Library of Congress

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