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Amanda Shongo
Statewide Health Improvement Programs (SHIP) Coordinator, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

When Amanda Shongo was young, she didn’t always know where her next meal would come from. Even when her family did have food to eat, there was never enough. “My passion for food access, sustainable food systems, and food sovereignty stems from my personal history growing up in extreme poverty,” Amanda told us. “As a child, I remember my family getting our food out of dumpsters, and how we sifted the bugs from wilted boxes of Rice-A-Roni, or tore the mold from expired bread. I also remember waiting in line at the local food shelf for meager portions, and eating …

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