Congratulations to the 2011 Real Food Fellows!

WhyHunger has been a proud supporter of the development of Live Real, a new national initiative uniting youth and communities across the country. Live Real believes real food should be the norm—not the exception — and will be working towards that goal through some exciting projects beginning in the next few months.

First up is the announcement of the first class of Real Food Fellows, 11 emerging young leaders who will work together and in their communities to tell their own stories about food justice – and change the national conversation about our food system.

2011 Real Food Fellows

1st row top (left to right): Aaron Cardona (McNeal, Arizona), Vanessa Ryann Bourgeois (Olney, Illinois), Corey McCord (Detroit, Michigan), April Taylor (Lexington, Kentucky)

2nd row (left to right): Kyoka Akers (Bessemer, Alabama), Jesus Villalba (Bronx, New York), Courtney Oats (Eupora, Mississippi)

3rd row (left to right): Anthony Ciocco (Durango, Colorado), Carmen Fourd (Pine Ridge, South Dakota), Jason Patterson (Old Hickory, Tennessee), Marina Saenz Luna (Mission, Texas)

Follow Live Real on twitter (@liverealnoworg, #livereal) as fellows will: •    ride across America on the “Food and Freedom Rides” •    blog and vlog about their projects on a new social networking website launching this summer •    transform America’s food system!

And stay tuned here for more on how you can connect with Live Real as it launches its official website and campaigns in just a few weeks!

Siena Chrisman