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2021 New York State Food Summit Agenda

Virtual Event

Join the 3rd biennial New York State Food Summit presented by SEFCU   The NYS Food Summit is a collaborative effort hosted by The Food Pantries for the Capital District in partnership with Hunger Solutions New York, Feeding New York State, Siena College, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and our NYS Community Food Assistance Network members made up of Rockland Community Against Hunger, Comfort Food Community, Concerned for the Hungry, Hunger Coalition of Otsego County, Hunger Action Network of New York State, Broome County Council of Churches\CHOW, and Westside Campaign Against Hunger. The Summit convenes food-thought leaders, service providers, and stakeholders in order to [...]

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Uprooting Racism in the Food System

Uprooting Racism in the Food System by Soul Fire Farm Online Event Thursday, January 20, 1-4 PM Eastern REGISTER HERE Wednesday, February 2, 1-4 PM Eastern REGISTER HERE Thursday, February 10, 1-4 PM Eastern REGISTER HERE Wednesday, February 16, 1-4 PM Eastern REGISTER HERE Thursday, March 3, 1-4 PM Eastern REGISTER HERE Wednesday, March 16, 1-4 PM Eastern REGISTER HERE A theory and action training for farming and food justice leaders to uproot systemic racism in our organizations and society. About this event The Uprooting Racism training is a theory and action workshop for environmental and food justice leaders to uproot systemic racism in our organizations and society. [...]

A Taste of Culinary Nutrition from Around the Globe

The 2nd Annual A Taste of Culinary Nutrition from Around the Globe Thursdays from Feb 03, 6:00 PM EST – Mar 10, 8:00 PM EST on Zoom Registration for this event is CLOSED After receiving such positive feedback from our first series, "A Taste of Culinary Nutrition from Around the Globe" returns!  We will be covering 6 new food cultures, including: Mexican, Guatemalan, Russian/Ukrainian, Ethiopian, Korean, and Haitian. We welcome RDNs, health professionals, chefs and nutrition students to participate in a series of hands-on workshops covering a selection of food cultures from around the world through the lens of culinary nutrition. Join us as we continue to diversify [...]

New York State Community Food Assistance Network (CFAN): ACTION REQUEST- NOW UNTIL FEB 15th

ACTION REQUEST – HPNAP FUNDING:  We have until February 15th to call our Senate and Assembly members and ask for in increase in the NYS Budget. Background:  HPNAP has been funded at $35 million for five years or more – there has been no increase at all during covid.  In Assembly, Catalina Cruz and Dan Rosenthal are carrying a letter from Feeding NY to increase the budget to $54 million.  Feeding NY is still working on getting someone to carry the letter asking for an increase in senate. HOW CAN YOU HELP?  Contact your local senate and assembly members and ask for an increase to $54 million the [...]

FEED BACK: Meeting in the Middle Food Justice Summit

Save the Date! FEED BACK: Virtual Meeting in the Middle Coming Soon Interested? Make sure you SAVE THE DATE! Organizers are also looking for presenter proposals and sponsorships. Submission forms are available on the website. Please share widely with your networks and get your proposals in asap. Find more information here: https://ahihealth.org/2022fjs

Replacing Food Pantries – Can Incentive / Voucher Programs Do the Job?

You're Invited Thursday, March 3rd 9:30-10:30 AM EST RSVP HERE Online Discussion via Zoom: Registration Required Panelists include: Andy Fisher, Executive Director of the Ecological Farming Association Grace Holihen, RDN, Director of Nutrition and Meals at GMHC Michael Hurwitz, JD, MSW, adjunct professor at Hunter College Urban Policy & Planning and former Director of Food Access and Agriculture at Grow NYC Qiana Mickie, Founding Principal of QJM Multiprise and former Executive Director of Just Food Cathy Nonas, MS, RD, CEO of Meals For Good Pedro Rodriguez, Founder, and Director of La Jornada NY Food Pantry Moderated by: Charles Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH, Executive Director of the Hunter College NYC Food [...]

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

               Join thousands of your fellow anti-hunger advocates for two days of content-rich sessions and networking opportunities, followed by a virtual day on Capitol Hill. You’ll hear from five Secretaries, gain access to best practices, innovative advocacy methods, and personal connections to help you better fight hunger in your community, your state, and at the national level. REGISTER LEARN ABOUT THE SPEAKERS EXPLORE THE SESSIONS   All conference sessions and materials will be accessible through the virtual event platform, Pathable. Registrants have received their personal invitations to log into Pathable from ‘no-reply@pathable.com’. Please click the link in the email to log in and set up your account before [...]

Fresh Food Connect Informational Webinar May 11

Virtual Event

𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟭 @𝟮:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗠𝗗𝗧 by Fresh Food Connect   𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮?   Fresh Food Connect works with hunger relief & food access organizations to close a critical gap in local food systems. As we know, more than 1 in 10 people in the US experience food insecurity every year. At the same time, 1 in 3 US households grows some amount of food at home. Fresh Food Connect links these two through a mobile app that streamlines communication between you and your local home and community gardeners.   The process is simple: gardeners download the free [...]

Fresh Food Connect informational webinar for local hunger relief & food access organizations

Virtual Event

Are you looking for new ways to connect with your local community? Fresh Food Connect works with hunger relief & food access organizations to close a critical gap in local food systems. As we know, more than 1 in 10 people in the US experience food insecurity every year. At the same time, 1 in 3 US households grows some amount of food at home. Fresh Food Connect links these two through a mobile app that streamlines communication between you and your local home and community gardeners. The process is simple: gardeners download the free app and indicate when they have extra produce. From there, local nonprofit operators [...]

Diversify Dietetics Summit 2022

The ONLY two-day virtual event, created by nutrition professionals of color showcasing strategies that support communities of color. Register Now The Diversify Dietetics Community is full of RDs and RDs to Be of Color who are extremely talented, with an unmatched work ethic and creativity. These professionals put their heart into their practice, combining their dietetics training with their culturally-sensitive expertise to provide unique services in a way that only RDs of Color can. This is a professional development event like no other in nutrition and dietetics. The one thread of this event- all of the speakers will be speaking about the experiences and the real work that [...]

NYS Food as Medicine Planning Kickoff Meeting

Virtual Event

Register today! Hosted by The Food Pantries for the Capital District, the NYS Food as Medicine Planning Kickoff Meeting will being together food-thought leaders, service providers, and stakeholders in order to share best practices, research, and innovations in hunger relief efforts. We know Food as Medicine (FAM) interventions change lives. From veggie rx and food pharmacies, to medically tailored meals and groceries, and more. We are coming together to develop a community informed FAM plan for NY that integrates medically tailored food and nutrition services into the state's Medicaid program, improving health and reducing healthcare costs. The convening will host a panel including Katie Garfield, Director, Whole Person [...]