Frances Whittelsey

Frances Whittelsey, is one of the founders of the Long Island Community Agriculture Network (LICAN). She has worked for many years with members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington on affordable housing, justice for immigrants, racism and food equity. A member of the board of the Huntington Housing Coalition, she helped organize the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative, which shelters people in houses of worship during the winter months. As an investigative reporter for the New York Times and Newsday, subjects of her journalism have included alternative energy, the environmental costs of eating meat, the dangers of liquid natural gas, and the adverse health effects of food additives and processed food. She is an author and editor of two consumer books and has written for the Smithsonian and Sierra Magazines. Her work has been recognized by a Polk Award for Public Service. In 2010, she was honored by The Times of Huntington as Woman of the Year for the Environment because of her work on Gateway Park Community Garden.

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