September is Hunger Action Month, and there is a LOT going on including tomorrow's SNAP Coalition meeting (10 to 11:30 AM). Zoom link here.
White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on Wednesday, 9/28. See WH Conference agenda here.
In-person WH Debrief event at RCC 1 PM on Thursday, 9/29 (see below)
A FRAC zoom call at 2 PM today, preview on their report: WIC During Covid (see below)
Debrief and Next Steps on White House Conference on Hunger: This Thursday, 9/29 at 1 PM in Boston!
Please join the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) for a panel discussion to reflect on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health at Roxbury Community College (RCC) on Thursday 9/29 at 1:00pm. Panelists - including client advocate Donna McMannus, EOHHS Secretary Marylou Sudders, State Rep Andy Vargas - will discuss how to carry forward the strategy identified at the national level here in MA and reflect on opportunities coming out of this once-in-a-lifetime conference. There will be a virtual engagement opportunity if you can’t make it live, register here. Please see attached invitation for more info!
And just to share an awesome example of local activities during Hunger Action month, several Cape Ann leaders came together to share their insight on food insecurity in the community, barriers to access, and food resources available from See YouTube video HERE. The Open Door (TOD) based in Gloucester and serving Cape Ann and beyond does amazing work on food security. Well done TOD!
WIC During Covid, join FRAC for a preview of their report at 2 PM today (9/26)
At 2 PM EST today, our colleagues at FRAC are doing a Zoom call highlighting the results of their research, "WIC During COVID-19: Participation and Benefit Redemption Since the Onset of the Pandemic." (Sneak preview, MA has one of the highest participation rates in the nation, thanks to the amazing work of the WIC team at the Dept of Public Health!) FRAC is hosting the Zoom call today to preview key findings, messages, and outreach strategies for the October 5th release of its report. The FRAC report looks at national and state agency WIC participation during the pandemic and proposes critical solutions to provide more low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children with the nutritious foods they need for their health and well-being.
You must register for the event. Please feel free to forward this invite to others in your organization.