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Danielle Nierenberg to Receive 2020 Julia Child Award

By Bernard Pollack

As part of the 2020 Smithsonian Food History Weekend from October 15-17, Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg will be presented with the Julia Child Award.

The award will be presented during the virtual Smithsonian Food History Gala from Home. Joining her will be past recipients Jacques Pépin, Rick Bayless, Danny Meyer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, and José Andrés.

As part of Food History Weekend, Food Tank is also partnering with the Smithsonian, the Julia Child Foundation, and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organizations for an unforgettable 2020 World Food Day event on October 16, featuring incredible speakers including Chef Jose Andres, Leah Penniman (Soul Fire Farm), Laura Reiley (The Washington Post), Vimlendra Sharan (UN FAO), and Danielle Nierenberg.

Finally, for those who are willing — grab an apron! There will feature “Cooking Up History” demos on October 16 feature chefs Jocelyn Ramirez and Nico Albert, and integrative nutritionist, youth health activist, and dear friend of Food Tank’s Haile Thomas.

Those interested in joining can register for the events click here:

.Bernard Pollack is co-founder and serves as Food Tank’s Chairman of the Board along with directing Food Tank’s communications. He is also the creator of Food Tank’s groundbreaking fully immersive new musical “Garjana,” which has won high critical acclaim to sold-out audiences. Prior to starting Food Tank, he served as an expert at non-profits, environmental advocacy, and union campaigning and communications. He spent more than ten years organizing state and national campaigns for the National AFL-CIO that resulted in the election of dozens of major pro-worker candidates and laws in California, Kentucky, Minnesota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. He has developed communication programs for labor organizing all over the United States and has worked extensively with media reporting on workers’ issues. He also served as communications director at the Worldwatch Institute. He holds an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University School of Political Management and a B.A. from the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

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