The 2018 Sunshine Summit to End Hunger will host breakout sessions during the event. Below is a list of the sessions and their presenters.
Some of the exciting program pieces that are new this year include: a celebrity chef cooking demo with Albert Tash (Executive Chef of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa), a policy debate, and a raffle!
Day 1: Monday, October 29
Keynote Presentation // 8:30 am - 9:30 am
There are many complicated factors that contribute to the problem of food insecurity. Addressing hunger at the community level can be equally complex. Learn more about innovative ways that communities are combatting hunger and some interesting insights into factors contributing to food insecurity.
Brenda Davis Koester, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Workshop Block 1 // 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Listen to an exciting report of the initial results from the nutrition pilot survey.
Dr. Lauri Wright
The University of Northern Florida
Dr. Emily Pitch
Celebrity chef cooking demo using recovered food with Albert Tash, Executive Chef of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Learn how to start and run a social enterprise for your organization to maximize your funding probability.
Workshop Block 2 // 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how and why hunger disproportionately affects people of color and ways to address it.
Florence French, Bread for the World
The purpose of this panel is to identify the best methods and practices to produce food to feed the world and to eliminate waste.
Douglas G., United Way
Workshop Block 3 // 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Discuss the challenges and solutions to fighting childhood hunger during the school year.
Julie Kreafle, United Way West Palm Beach
Discuss what does and doesn’t work in fighting hunger, from the perspective of those who have lived it.
Jane Walker, Daystar
Chely Figueroa, Metropolitan Ministries
Learn what SNAP options are left to state decision-makers and how to advocate for them.
Ellen Vollinger, FRAC
Day 2: Tuesday, October 30
Workshop Block 4 // 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Learn and discuss how to engage healthcare providers to identify and address their patients’ food insecurity.
Lisa Bell, BayCare
“FL DACS – GIS Mapping”
Carey Caldwell, FL DACS
Discuss obstacles that are unique to immigrants seeking food assistance, and how to overcome them.
Kathy Dain, Beth El
Margarita Romo, Farmworkers Self-Help
Discuss and learn how to address food insecurity among the growing senior population, particularly the home-bound.
Steve King, Meals On Wheels of Tampa
Mark Adler, Meals On Wheels of South Florida
Workshop Block 5 // 10:30 am - 11:30 am
“Trauma Induced Care”
Jamie Meyer, Metropolitan Ministries
“Teen Food Insecurity”
Yaya Yaridis, JWB
Discuss how community gardens can help address food deserts and learn best practices for how to start one.
Mark Trujillo, University of Florida/IFAS Family Nutrition Program