United Way Symposium Series
March 22, 2017Topic: Food Security in our Community
United Way of the Midlands' winter symposium on March 22nd will focus on the realities faced by many people who live in or at risk of poverty, as they seek to put food on the table. There are multiple factors that determine how much food they have access to, how healthy it is and how often people eat. Key factors include poor access to grocery stores, quality and cost of food, transportation, nutrition awareness, and time. Area experts will examine local and national perspectives on the issue of food security, and discuss the community efforts focused on eliminating hunger and increasing access to healthy food. The discussion is intended to strengthen the local collaborative effort to ensure all individuals and families have proper nourishment to live long healthy lives. Speakers will include representatives from the Hunger Collaborative, Food Bank for the Heartland, Hunger Free Heartland and Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition.
Susan Ogborn, ModeratorPresident and CEO, Food Bank of the Heartland
Craig HowellShared Servises Coordinator, Hunger Collaborative
Rachel OliveExecutive Director, Hunger Free Heartland
Adi M. Pour, Ph.DDirector, Douglas County Health Department
Amy Lazarus Yaroch, Ph.DExecutive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition