A variety of factors cause food insecurity in communities across the United States, and the world. Addressing the issue effectively calls for a variety of measures and people who understand the communities affected. People like these Haitian-American advocate, based in New York, who are fighting food insecurity, locally and internationally. They shared with The Hatian Times about their work and how being Haitian influenced their career choice.

All interviews were condensed and edited for clarity. All photos by Leonardo March.

Benia Darius, 25, Special Projects Coordinator and Youth Food Justice Network Organizer at East New York Farms, a United Community Centers project. East New York

Darius is in charge of scheduling distributions of food and distributing food throughout the community. In addition, she organizes young people and creates workshops around food and social justice issues that affect black and brown communities.

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Leonardo March is Brooklyn-based visual journalist from Puerto Rico and a Report for America corps member

Leonardo can be reached at Leonardo@haitiantimes.com