2017 Capital District

Food Summit

April 4th, 2017

Siena College, Snyder Hall

515 Loudon Road

Loudonville, NY 12211

Proudly Sponsored by 

Eventbrite - Capital District Food Summit 2017: Working Together to Feed the Hungry

Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor


Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 2.5 million meals annually.

For more information please contact Nick Daly at Nick@thefoodpantries.org or call 518-458-1167 ext. 18 

The 2017 Food Summit is a collaborative effort between The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Siena College, The University at Albany's School of Public Health and sponsored by SEFCU. This summit aims to bring together food assistance providers and those interested in food security in order to share best practices and innovations in hunger relief efforts. The event will feature FED Talks, a food focused form of TED Talks, Workshops, and Networking Opportunities as well as a catered breakfast and Lunch. The day will begin with a Food Pantry Member Executive Leadership Strategic Initiative Meeting followed by the Food Pantry Member Annual Meeting.

We are excited to announce that our Keynote Speakers will be Brian Hassett President and CEO of The United Way of the Greater Capital Region and Dr. Katherine Briar-Lawson the Dean Emeritus of University at Albany’s School of Social Welfare. They will be speaking on the recently released New York State ALICE Report (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) which describes how working individuals in New York still struggle to be economically secure. The Keynote Address will be followed by responses from local community leaders throughout the Capital District.

Food Summit Agenda:

8:00- 9:00: Food Pantry Member Executive Leadership Strategic Initiative Meeting

9:00- 9:30: Food Pantry Members Annual meeting

9:30- 10:00: Nonmembers of The Food Pantries for the Capital District registration and catered breakfast

10:00-11:00: FED talks

11:00-12:00:  Keynote Address by Dr. Katherine Briar-Lawson and Brian Hassett

12:00-12:45: Lunch

12:50-1:35: Workshop Session 1

1:40-2:25: Workshop Session 2

2:30-3:15: Workshop Session 3

3:15-3:30: Closing Remarks