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Well Nourished: How Mutual Aid is Transforming Food Security for Single Moms in Ohio

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Federal food programs, like WIC, face big changes coming out of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Meanwhile, a single moms collective in Ohio holds it down for the single pregnant and parenting people in their community. Motherful’s resource pantry serves their 325-strong membership out of a garage three times a week.  We talk to members and founders to learn what’s it’s like to participate, how it all started and where food justice is headed for them now and in their wildest dreams.

Image Credit: Motherful 

Image Caption: Members of the single moms collective, Motherful, gather for a photo. 

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In this special mini-episode, producer Amy Gastelum sits down with Rebecca Piazza to learn more about WIC, and what the program is doing to try and increase its low participation rates.


  • Kay Riley; College Student and Mom to baby Wisdom, Motherful Member
  • Rugi Ngaide; Ohio Supreme Court Translator, Mom, Motherful Member
  • Lisa Woodward; Co-Founder and Co-Director of Motherful, Mom
  • Heidi Howes; Co-Founder and Co-Director of Motherful, Mom
  • Rebecca Piazza; Senior Advisor for Delivery, Food and Nutrition Service, Mom


The Making Contact Team

  • Host: Amy Gastelum
  • Interim Senior Producer: Jessica Partnow
  • Executive Director: Jina Chung
  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Amy Gastelum, Salima Hamirani, Lucy Kang


Music Credits:

  • HoliznaCC0, Sky Scrapers

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