Presented by the Center for Regional Food Studes
Robert Ojeda & Nick Henry
Wednesday, March 28th 12-1pm
"From Charity to Justice: Exploring the Evolution of Food Banking in the US"
Robert Ojeda was born and raised in Arequipa, Peru. He joined the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFBSA) in 2010, where he is currently Chief Program Officer. In his role, Robert oversees the CFBSA’s initiatives in community health, education, and community development. He has a doctorate from Cornell University in adult and extension education, as well as advanced studies in leadership, community development, and international agriculture and rural development.
is a native Southwesterner and has been in Tucson working on food and justice issues since 2007. Having lived and studied in Latin America at various stages, he is interested in the intersection of food justice and migration, and began his time in Tucson working as a trip organizer and sustainable food coordinator for BorderLinks, a binational non-profit focused on border and immigration education. From there he joined the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, where he has worked in program areas that include gardening and farming, child nutrition, health, culinary training, farmers’ markets, and policy and advocacy work. He is currently the Director of Resource Centers & Health Initiatives. He is also a founding member of the Pima County Food Alliance, a local food policy council, which formed in and has been active since 2011.