The Graduate Review


The novel Coronavisur-19 (COVID-19) has caused s widespread loss of life in the United States and globally and wrought enormous changes to our culture and lives. COVID-19 also has caused and intensified food insecurity, especially for immigrants. The pandemic has made visible and exacerbated longstanding problems of food insecurity and hunger in America. This paper suggests several approaches to mitigating food insecurity. Focusing on the immigrant community, the author argues that we can reduce hunger by reexamining and reinvigorating existing community resources and practical strategies, including neighborhood ethnic food stores, community gardens, advocacy, and outreach programs; and by enlisting specific local, state, and Federal support.

Note on the Author

Bridget Gallagher is pursuing her Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She completed her research project in the fall of 2021 under the mentorship of Dr. Amy Jo Minett.