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2019 Hunger Summit

2019 Hunger Summit

Join the Foodbank on March 5, 2019, as we discuss the root causes of hunger in our community. 


In the 11 cities and counties the Foodbank serves, the meal gap hovers at over 28 million meals. With the help of our partner agencies and meal distribution programs, the Foodbank is able to provide almost 15 million of those meals. But the gap is still there and it is large.

In order to make systematic and sustainable change in our community, it is imperative we address not only the symptoms of hunger and food insecurity, but the roots that have taken hold. Now is the time for our community leaders committed in the work of nourishing the hungry and food insecure to better understand the root causes of hunger, and how we as a community can best address them.

The Hunger Summit will include a morning session with a number of guest speakers, the ability to attend two breakout sessions of your choosing, and an optional “Food for a Week” hunger simulation.

Following the Hunger Summit we will hold the Pillars of Promise Awards Luncheon, honoring those that go above and beyond to combat food insecurity in our community. 

Registration: Admission to the Hunger Summit is free. Tickets for the Pillars of Promise Awards Luncheon are $45 per person/$25 for Partner Agencies. Please register online by March 1st. 
Interested in sponsoring a table? Contact Debbie Hansley, Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, at dhansley@foodbankonline.org.