Anti-Hunger Leaders to Examine Challenges of Food Sourcing at Philabundance’s Hunger SymposiumBy Shannon Collins |
In an attempt to better understand the issues faced by hunger relief organizations, Philabundance is getting ready to bring new solutions to the table.
The Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization is holding its second annual Hunger Symposium on Thursday, September 13 from 7:30am to 1:30pm.
The Symposium “will explore recent challenges hunger relief organizations face while trying to acquire enough food as they struggle to keep up with an increasing number of people in need.”
Mayor Nutter will kick off the event by welcoming guests with an announcement declaring September as Hunger Action Month in Philadelphia.
The half day Symposium acts as a forum where academics, professionals in the field, and individuals can come together to discuss ideas afflicting the hunger relief community and come up with new, creative solutions to help acquire more food.
The panels will go in-depth to explore the issues of food sourcing and innovative solutions for keeping food on the tables, with panelists including Mark Alan Hughes, Philadelphia’s first Director of Sustainability and The Food Trust’s project manager Gabriella Mora.
A keynote will be delivered by John W. Fisk, PhD., an expert in sustainable and equitable food systems. Caryn Long, executive director of the Pennsylvania Council of Feeding America Food Banks, will give a special address on the Farm Bill’s impact on the hunger relief system.
Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the issues at stake, what is being done by regional organizations to address them, and what they can do to make a difference.
“As a result of the changes facing Philabundance and other food banks, we are working closely with community partners to explore new and creative ways to source more food for people in need,” said Bill Clark, president and executive director of Philabundance.
Philabundance’s Hunger Symposium
When: Thursday, September 13 from 7:30am to 1:30pm
Where: The Hub at Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $50 to $75
More info: www.philabundance.org
A trailer from last year’s first annual Hunger Symposium by Philabundance.blog comments powered by Disqus