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The Future of Food Security

May 10, 2017
4:00-6:00pm CST
IIT Institute of Design
565 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661

Feeding America and the Institute of Design invite you to the final presentation and discussion on the Future of Food Security.

The Feeding America network serves seven million adults aged 60 and older in communities across the country. However, the population of food-insecure seniors will double if food insecurity remains constant. By applying human-centered design approaches, prototyping, and systems thinking, graduate design students partnered with Feeding America network of collaborators and experts to understand how senior citizens eat on a daily basis, and the operational, social, and nutritional contexts through which senior citizens source their food.

To address this challenge, the teams worked on developing actionable insights to understand seniors in the US and envision revolutionary possible scenarios to serve future seniors in new ways. By understanding context, students were able to prototype demand-centered models of sourcing food, re-envisioning current models of delivering food security. Ultimately, their ideas demonstrate new ways to impact livelihoods and their communities wellbeing in the United States.

4:30-5:00p Presentation
5:00-5:30p Q&A
5:30-6:00p Networking

A collaboration between Feeding America and the Institute of Design