Hunger in Charlotte?

Hunger in Charlotte? Innovative Collaboration to Address Local Food Security

10am-2pm / April 11, 2016

UNC Charlotte Center City

UNC Charlotte Campus Compact invites you to join us for a conversation about food insecurity in the Charlotte area.  The Innovative Collaboration event is designed to bring together researchers, community leaders/organizers, residents, and students from Charlotte’s schools, colleges and universities, local government, and community-based organizations to address food security in the city.  We envision this program as an opportunity celebrate and strengthen community partnerships, discuss the latest research on the causes and effects of food insecurity, as well as to discuss best practices and innovative approaches to food security locally.  We expect that the program will provide opportunities to develop strategies for creative collaboration with new and existing partners. 

Parking is free for those who register.

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Program Details

9:30am - 10am -- REGISTRATION

10am -10:20am -- KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sonya Jones –University of South Carolina
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities

Cheryl Curtis—Johnson C. Smith University
Why Should Institutions of Higher Learning Care About Food Security?

Beth Racine—University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Calories or nutrients?

Leigh Ann Edwards Hall -- Share Our Strength
No Kid Hungry, a Campaign of Share Our Strength

Reginald White -- Social Venture Partners Charlotte
Nurturing Seeds of Greatness

David Brown -- Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
End Hunger

11:45am - 12:15pm -- STUDENT POSTER SESSION


Lunch conversations will include a presentation of the recently-released State of the Plate report by Victor Romano and Katherine Metzo.