Q&A with Derek Minno-Bloom

A 2016 ECF Fellow, Derek has worked on food and housing justice issues with low-income people and people experiencing houselessness for the past ten years, and through his Fellowship will continue to run Trinity Church Asbury Park’s food pantry and soup kitchen that serves over 30,000 meals a year. Believing that our baptismal covenant calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves, Derek is compelled to help meet the immediate needs of hunger in Asbury Park and to organize at the community level to prevent hunger and injustice in the future. Derek self identifies as a white settler cisgendered male who lives on Sand Hill Nation Lenni Lenape territory known today as Asbury Park, New Jersey, and is part of a solidarity collective called Black Mesa Indigenous Support that works against settler and resource colonialism in joint struggle with the Dineh (Navajo) people who are resisting a forced relocation in northeastern Arizona.

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