A Mayor’s Perspective

Last month I had the pleasure of talking to Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle about Food Insecurity in Western Massachusetts.  It was an opportunity to talk to someone in a leadership position that has faced food insecurity herself.  Inspired herself by public servants and a desire to get her voice ‘at the table’, Mayor LaChapelle continues to work on strengthening the connection between government and the people they serve.  Here is her answer to the role government can play in addressing food insecurity: