Deb Catozzi has been working on hunger and poverty issues for nearly 40 years, over half of which with Hunger Action Network. She started her career at a Community Action Agency in Central Virginia, working to develop community gardens in low income neighborhoods then worked for nearly ten years at an Area Agency on Aging coordinating services for the elderly. Relocating to New York State in 1986 she and work at a community action agency as a food stamp advocate, She joined the staff at Hunger Action Network of New York State in 1987 overseeing the Community Food and Nutrition Program, developing new and innovative anti-hunger programs such as community gardening, farmers’ markets, food buying cooperatives and gleaning projects,   providing technical assistance and support to efforts across the state and doing public policy advocacy.  Deb has a deep rooted belief that the hunger debate needs to move from charity to justice.