Closing the Hunger Gap Conference
Wednesday, September 18 at 7 am (PT)
For the first time ever, join with other food banks from across the country to engage in much-needed and meaningful dialogue around our roles in achieving resilient food systems in America. Help answer the question of how we can close the hunger gap!
September 18-20, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona
Visit The Hunger Gap website for information on how to register.
Food banks and hunger relief organizations are feeling the tangible strain on resources as they work harder to meet the growing demand, using the same day-by-day strategies that have been used for decades. And yet, food banks are uniquely positioned to be hubs of resilient community food systems that provide long-term access to healthy food for all people. Some food banks are already emerging as leaders in the national movement to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, and have expanded their scope to include activities like nutrition education, community organizing, policy advocacy, economic development, and supporting local food production. Momentum is building in the hunger relief sector to move towards these new strategies as part of a strategic shift in how food banks serve their communities. For these reasons, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is hosting a conference to bring together food banks and hunger relief organizations from around the country to engage in meaningful dialogue around our role in achieving resilient food systems, share practical strategies, build a collective vision, and move towards a unified agenda in closing the hunger gap in America.