Interview with Tamara Sandberg, March 17, 2023

Project: Kentucky COVID Stories Oral History Project

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Tamara Sandberg, former executive director of Feeding Kentucky, reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a surge in hunger across the state. She discusses the role of food banks like Feeding Kentucky in providing emergency response services and highlights the contributions of the Federal government agencies and local school systems during the pandemic. Sandberg shares her personal experience during the pandemic, including her children returning home from college and the impact on their lives, and talk about the unequal effects of the pandemic on different individuals and families. She mentions maintaining certain habits from the lockdown period and emphasizes the positive impact of government policies on reducing hunger rates in Kentucky, hoping they will continue post-pandemic.

Interview Accession

2023oh0048_kycovid0005

Interviewee Name

Tamara Sandberg

Interviewer Name

Adam E. Tristan

Interview Date

2023-03-17

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Sandberg, Tamara Interview by Adam E. Tristan. 17 Mar. 2023. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sandberg, T. (2023, March 17). Interview by A. E. Tristan. Kentucky COVID Stories Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sandberg, Tamara, interview by Adam E. Tristan. March 17, 2023, Kentucky COVID Stories Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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