Second Annual Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference: A Call to Action
presented by the Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network
October 16, 2012, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
University of Maryland SMC Campus Center
Conference agenda (pdf)
Category 1 LCSW and LGSW Continuing Education sponsored by UWCM
As the only statewide anti-hunger conference, Fighting Hunger in Maryland: A Call to Action is an important forum that brings together leaders from state and local agencies, nonprofits, schools and other entities invested in reducing hunger and poverty in Maryland. Through expert panel presentations, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, Fighting Hunger in Maryland: A Call to Action frames challenges and develops solutions to hunger in Maryland. Topics include: SNAP, child nutrition and WIC policy; changing paradigms in emergency food distribution; local food, local hunger; food security and nutrition strategies for seniors; and child nutrition, SNAP, and community nutrition outreach strategies.
The 2012 conference served as the host of the Baltimore opening of the Witnesses to Hunger photography exhibit (pdf). Through its partnership with mothers and caregivers of young children, Witnesses to Hunger is an advocacy project that powerfully depicts the face of hunger and the challenges of poverty. Through digital photography and storytelling, the witnesses spark dialogue, engage and inform policymakers, and initiate change. The conference also included a panel discussion featuring witnesses from Baltimore, providing an unparalleled opportunity to merge the day’s practical training workshops with personal testimony.
Fighting Hunger in Maryland: A Call to Action is made possible through the generous support of the AARP Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and the United Way of Central Maryland.
Questions? Contact Laura Flamm at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 528-0021 x23
The Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network (MFANN) is a statewide coalition of non-profit organizations and federal, state and local government agencies focused on using the federal nutrition programs and other proven solutions to connect low-income Marylanders with healthy, affordable food. MFANN is chaired by Maryland Hunger Solutions.