United for One Mission: End Hunger

Workshops

Workshops

The 2017 National Sunshine Summit to End Hunger will host breakout sessions during the event. Below is a list of the sessions and their presenters.

Day 1: Monday, November 6

Workshop Block 1 // 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

HFC Evaluation Tool: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII)

Measuring the impacts of coalition efforts can be challenging, but the right tools can help! In this workshop, participants will learn of key tools and tactics that can be used in the evaluation of Hunger Free Communities interventions, including ANDHII. Participants will have the opportunity to help identify key evaluation needs for HFCs.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Alison Steiber
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Lauri Wright
University of North Florida

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Understanding Why Racial Equity is a Hunger Issue: Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation

Why are communities of color are twice as likely to face hunger and poverty? Participate in an activity that will help you understanding the role of racial inequality and it’s connection to hunger. Participants will leave with tips and tools to help them talk about the role of race which they can incorporate into their everyday work.

 

Presenter:

Marlysa D. Gamblin,
Bread for the World

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

The Future of Food Recovery

Join esteemed panelists to learn about the future of food recovery.  We will discuss the current landscape of sourcing and distributing food, and examine the areas where there is room to grow. We will also take an in-depth look at emerging trends and what we expect food recovery to look like in the future.  This will include an exciting conversation about the supply chain and the many factors that affect what and how much food is available, the role and impact of the legislature on food recovery, and the methods, and associated challenges, of distribution.  We’ll conclude with a discussion of new programs and practices aimed at addressing some of these challenges, many of which food banks and pantries can implement now to better serve those in need.  We are planning an interactive Q&A session, and encourage you to bring your questions!

Moderator:  

Shaina Bent
Director of Food Programs
St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Panelists:  

Kathleen Agresta
Procurement Manager
Feeding Tampa Bay

Jadi Chapman
Legislative Analyst
Feeding America

Craig Gundersen, Professor
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois

Robin Safley
Executive Director
Feeding Florida

 

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Summer Food for Kids: Innovative Approaches and Partnerships

This workshop will engage participants in a discussion of ideas, resources, and lessons learned about varying approaches to summer food programs. Participants will learn about the ways in which these programs have become successful across diverse landscapes in the Tampa Bay area and the resources that are available to help develop and market in other areas.  We will highlight approaches that have worked in both densely populated urban areas and rural communities, with a focus on partnerships, creative approaches, and piloting new ideas.  Targeted marketing is also critical to success — Collaborative planning models and toolkits are available to help any community succeed.  Local and national examples will be shared, explaining how to meet challenges.

Moderator:

Danielle Hintz
Community Projects Manager
Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County

Panelists:

Lynn Geist
Director, Food Services
Pinellas County Schools

Derrick Lambert
Senior Program Manager
No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

Megan Sexton
Finance Specialist/SFSP Coordinator, Food and Nutrition Services
Pasco County Schools

 

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Lived Experience

In this session, you will hear how various resources meant to address food insecurity and poverty appear from a client’s point of view.  Are our resources accessible, easily understood, respectful, and actually helpful?  What more can we do to help our clients and members of our communities who face food insecurity?

Moderator:       

Jane Trocheck Walker
Executive Director
Daystar Life Center

Panelist:      

Anina Towns
Intake Coordinator, Baldwin Women’s Residence
St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Workshop Block 2 // 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

HFC Facilitation Guide and Tools: A Prioritization Framework

This workshop will introduce a new conceptual framework developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Hunger Free Communities.  This resource helps coalitions assess community food security, prioritize interventions and optimize resources.  Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is the first community to begin piloting the tool and will share their assessment.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Alison Steiber
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Phyllis Hepp
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Hunger and Health: Cross-Sector Collaborations That Work

Food insecure people face significant health challenges. This workshop will give you a better understanding of the connections from pioneers of successful hunger/health collaborations. Participants will leave with resources to replicate effective strategies in their own communities.

Presenters:

Jason Gromley
The Root Cause Coalition

Leigh Caswell
Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Thomas Pietrogallo
Poverello

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Hunger as a Health Issue: Connecting the Dots

This session will focus on the ways that hunger and food insecurity are increasingly being recognized as a serious health problem that affects individuals at every socioeconomic level. Come to this session and be a part of an innovative, solutions-oriented conversation with local health experts as we explore strategies to address this community issue.

Moderator:

Lori James, J.D.
Operations and Partnership Manager
Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative

Panelists:

Florence French
Florida Regional Organizer
Bread for the World

Kellie Gilmore
Community Health & Wellness Manager
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Food Access and Prevent Chronic Disease through Policy, Systems, and Environment Change

Come and learn how to use the Policy, Systems, and Environmental approach to support education on health and food access in your community. Panelists will discuss examples of how SNAP-Ed implementers work with non-profit, faith-based, and government agencies to facilitate policy, systems, and environmental changes that bring better health to our communities.  Attendees will play “Levels of Community Change” to work through various health scenarios that highlight the challenges people face with regards to their health.

Moderator:

Karla P. Shelnutt, PhD, RD
Associate Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist
PI, Family Nutrition Program and EFNEP
Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
University of Florida

Panelists:

Caitlyn Glatting
Food Systems Specialist, Family Nutrition Program                        University of Florida/IFAS

Mike Swain, MPH
Public Health Coordinator, Family Nutrition Program
University of Florida/IFAS

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Hunger and Local Food Systems: Creating Structural Changes to Help Communities GROW!

What is a Local Food System and how does it differ from our current food system?  What things need to change to grow more food in our cities?  How can we engage low-income residents living in our food deserts to create positive nutritional and economic transformation in our cities?  In this session, you will hear about some of the challenges and victories related to Local Food in Florida and tools you can take with you to your communities.

Moderator:

Mark Trujillo, IFAS
Public Health Specialist, Family Nutrition Program
University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Panelists:

Rosy Bailey
Food System Consultant
In Season Pro LLC

Dell deChant
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
University of South Florida

Elizabeth Felter, PhD
Regional Specialized Agent, Central Florida Food Systems
University of South Florida/IFAS Extension

Date and Time

Monday, November 6
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Day 2: Tuesday, November 7

Workshop Block 3 // 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Collective Impact: Developing Backbone Support for HFCs

At their best, Hunger Free Community coalitions function as catalysts for collective impact. Learn strategies for developing the foundational supports that will allow your coalition to grow its impact to address hunger.

Presenters:

Julia L. Carboni
Syracuse University

Kate Howe
Indy Hunger Network

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Launching a Hunger Free Kids Initiative in Your Community

San Diego Hunger Coalition will present best practice strategies for ending child hunger—including universal free meals, Breakfast After the Bell, afterschool and summer meals—and building trust and collaboration among stakeholders.

Presenters:

Anahid Brakke
San Diego Hunger Coalition

Heidi Gjertsen
San Diego Hunger Coalition

Robin McNulty
San Diego Hunger Coalition

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Effects of Food Insecurity on Health throughout the Life Course: Breaking the Vicious Cycle

This panel of USF student researchers will provide an overview of the role that food insecurity has on short-term, long-term, and intergenerational health, and possible solutions to the problem. Presenters will discuss food insecurity projects in the Tampa Bay area that involve various food assistance organizations across campus settings and differing age groups.

Moderator: 

David Himmelgreen, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida

 

Panelists:

Sarah Bradley, Ph.D. Student
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida

Mecca Burris, Master’s Student
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida

Whitney Fung, Ph.D. Student
Department of Community and Family Health
University of South Florida

Laura Kihlstrom, Ph.D. Student
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida

Li Zhu, Master’s Student
Patel College of Global Sustainability
University of South Florida

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 am – 10:15 am

School Year Childhood Hunger

Panelists will discuss challenges and best practices for getting food to hungry children during the school year.

Moderator:

Leah J. Slavensky
Community Impact Manager
Pinellas Community Foundation

Panelists:

Lynn Geist
Director, Food Services
Pinellas County Schools

MaryKate Harrison, PhD
SNS General Manager, Student Nutrition Services
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Ellen Vollinger
Legal Director
Food Research and Action Center

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Accessibility and Affordability of Healthy Foods in Food Deserts in Florida

This session will discuss the implications of a study that assessed the availability and affordability of healthy foods in retail outlets located in Florida’s food deserts.  Key points that participants will take away from this session will be: 1) Stores in food deserts are less affordable, making it cost prohibitive for food-insecure households to purchase the foods recommended for health; 2) There is less healthy food available in food deserts, especially fresh produce, dairy, and meat, which may be contributing to the hunger-obesity paradox; and 3) Intervention programs should be multilayered – including household, community, and policy factors. Participants will work in groups to: 1) develop talking points to take to legislators and 2) discuss innovative programs that could be developed to assist with this issue.

Presenter(s):

Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Nutrition and Food Security
University of North Florida

 

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Workshop Block 4 // 10:30 am - 11:45 am

New Self-Assessment Workbook for HFCs

The Alliance to End Hunger has developed a comprehensive self-assessment tool for HFC coalitions. Learn about this tool- what it measures and how to use it- and how Hunger Free Heartland has used it in their strategic planning.

Presenters:

Minerva Delgado
Alliance to End Hunger

Rachel Olive
Hunger-Free Heartland

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Sustainable Development Goal 2-Zero Hunger & HFCs

The United States has joined the world community in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. SDG2-Zero Hunger puts us on track to end hunger in America by 2030. Explore how domestic groups can promote SDG2 and use it as a framework to advocate for an end to hunger.

Presenter:

Rebecca Middleton
Alliance to End Hunger

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Understanding Food Insecurity among Older Adults

 

Senior hunger is a significant issue in the Tampa Bay area; nearly 150,000 seniors struggle for access to healthy meals.  This issue, often hidden in the shadows of shame and fear, is highlighted in this session by a group of leaders from organizations whose missions are to ensure that seniors in the Tampa Bay area have the resources they need to live stronger, healthier lives. In this session, we hope to raise awareness and support for the issue here in our community, where 1 in 7 adults struggle with food insecurity.  The issue of hunger among seniors is particularly critical because of the direct link between access to food and health. Join us for a group discussion where we will explore this important topic, possible solutions, and direct ways you can make an impact.

Moderator:

Lauren M. Vance, MPH, CHES
Director of Programs and Partners
Meals on Wheels of Tampa

Panelists:

Steve King
Executive Director
Meals on Wheels of Tampa

Tawnya Martino, MHA
Director of Program Accountability
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.

Mary Jo McKay, MBA
Manager, Nutrition and Wellness
Department of Aging Services

Kimberly Perry
Director, Food Security
AARP Foundation

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Healthy Food Access

Learn about some of Tampa Bay’s most promising solutions to healthy food access in food deserts, and interact with the leaders who are making these ideas a reality.  Have a conversation with us on how you can:  take these (or similar) solutions to a food desert near you, help to provide resources to reduce food insecurity, and assist struggling families to make healthy eating affordable.

Moderator:

Mark Trujillo
Public Health Specialist, Family Nutrition Program
University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Panelists: 

Scarlett Amey-Wyns
Manager, Fresh Initiatives Supply Hub
UMCM Suncoast

Joshua Faith
Fed 40 Program Coordinator
Feeding Children Everywhere

Jessica McClard
Founder
The Little Free Pantry Project

Elizabeth Roman
Program Director
Tampa YMCA

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Take Action: Using Policy to End Hunger

Working to eliminate hunger requires a partnership between individuals, community organizations, and policy makers.  Learn about policies at the local, state, and Federal level that are critical to support those struggling with hunger and leave with concrete strategies to advocate for solutions in your own community.

Moderator:

Arianne Corbett
Managing Director
Leading Health, LLC

Panelists:

Debra A. Prewitt, MPA
Senior Public Policy Officer
Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas

Christina Sudduth
Greater Miami Program Coordinator
Florida Impact

Ellen Vollinger
Legal Director
Food Research and Action Center

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Workshop Block 5 // 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Engaging the Faith Community: Strategies for Long-Term Collaboration to Reduce Hunger

This session will explore two different approaches for engaging faith communities in hunger alleviation. Participants will learn strategies for connecting with congregations to implement evidence-based anti-hunger initiatives.

Presenters:

Marc Jacobson
Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative

Mary Herbert
Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Developing a Winning Pro Bono Proposal

Is your organization in need of specialized expertise but you can’t hire a professional? Pro Bono service may be the answer. This session will illustrate how to attract a skilled volunteer with the the business talent you need.

Presenters:

DeShele Dorsey
Dorsey Impact Solutions

Kate Effland
Taproot Foundation

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Dignity Serves: It Matters Not Just That We Serve, but How We Serve

A recent food pantry client, Beth, shared that she overheard volunteers calling her a “pantry hopper.” They were talking about how they had seen her and her family at several pantries in the area, and how she was taking advantage of the system. Beth left, never to return to this pantry.  At another organization, she shared her monthly budget and how she managed the food budget, food stamps, and alternating pantries to keep her family stable. Working with a couple of volunteers, she learned couponing, buying in bulk, and how to prepare for the week and month to stretch her budget further. When we serve, we can challenge commonly held assumptions and stereotypes of those who are struggling with poverty, hunger, and homelessness.  In this session, we share how we can educate volunteers and model how to serve with dignity so that we are building relationships that improve the lives of both those serving and those being served.

Co-Moderators

Mandy Cloninger
Executive Director
Trinity Cafe

Jane Trocheck Walker
Executive Director
Daystar Life Center

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Speed Pitching: Community Resources

This interactive session will showcase resources available to non-profit organizations and clients.  Meet with representatives from local organizations and explore opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.  You will be able to choose several topics that interest you and then visit with representatives from those organizations for moderated peer-to-peer, small-group  learning and discussion.  Organizations and projects reaching out for partnerships with non-profits include:

Moderator:  

Jan Baskin
Executive Marketing and Communications Strategist                        Business Enhancer, Collaboration Builder

 

Connecting with USF Faculty, the USF food pantry, and USF’s sustainability programs

April Bergmann, Dustin Krein, and Erin St. John
Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships
University of South Florida

Connecting with USF student volunteers and the USF food pantry

Amanda Finch, Associate Director for Civic Engagement
Justin Fitzgerald, Assistant Director for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
University of South Florida

Cooking Matters

Nan Jensen, RD, LDN
Extension Agent IV, Family and Consumer Services
University of Florida/IFAS Extension Pinellas County

           

FED 40

Joshua Faith
Fed 40 Program Coordinator
Feeding Children Everywhere

Garden 2 Go, Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger

Rosy Bailey
Consultant
In Season Pro LLC

Waste No Food App

Tyler Hoerst
Communications & Project Coordinator
Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 7
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm