Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of
food to a hungry neighbor
2019 Food Summit Workshops
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Title: Getting Children the Food They Need
Facilitator: Betsy Dickson, Director of Children’s Programs, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
Tracie Killar, Director, South End Children’s Café
Jimmy Bulmer, Director of Development, Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area
Michaelle Mugisha, Community Impact Manager, United Way of the Greater Capital Region
Krista Hesdorfer, Child Nutrition Program Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York
Catherine Roy, Counselor, Ballston Spa High School
A panel discussion highlighting models of youth programming designed to combat child food insecurity.
Title: Innovations in Food Security
Facilitator: Dr. Sonya Hauser, Associate Professor of Nutrition Science, Sage Colleges School of Science and Health
Kathy Lanni, Chief Community Officer, SEFCU
Dr. J Rosati, Chief Programs Officer, Long Island Cares
Marybeth Mitchum, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
Pioneering and proven practices in food security models, including self-sufficiency, economic development, social entrepreneurship, and traditional programs.
Title: Food Systems
Facilitator: Dr. Janine Jurkowski, SUNY Albany School of Public Health
Dr. April Roggio, Managing Director, Sayre Policy Research and UAlbany CAUSE
Ruth Kassel, Associate Director for Academic and Community Engagement, Siena College
Looking at food systems from a neighborhood, regional and statewide perspective.
Title: Redistributing Wasted Food in Your Community
Carrie Jones Ross, Food Security Development Manager, Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation
Kristine Ellsworth, Environmental Engineer, NYS DEC
40% of food in the United States is never eaten while 2.5 million New Yorkers are food insecure. Hear how New York State is tackling wasted food and the nuts and bolts to starting your own food rescue organization with or without the aid of technology to get surplus food connected to those who need it most.
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Title: Food and Health Connection
Island Harvest Food Bank
A discussion with Island Harvest Food Bank of Long Island regarding understanding the Social Determinants of Health and Working with Health Systems.
Title: ALICE: Self-Sufficiency Standards
United Way of the Greater Capital Region
An update on ALICE data (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) here in the Capital Region
Title: The Benefits of Healthy Food Pantries
Dr. Eileen Fitzpatrick, Chair, Nutrition Science, The School of Health Sciences, The Sage Colleges
Nutrition impacts on socioeconomic disparities and how pantries can help.
Title: Hunger Efforts and Initiatives – Statewide
Facilitator: Susan Zimet, Special Assistant to Governor, Food and Anti-Hunger Policy Coordinator
Linda Bopp, Hunger Solutions
LeeAnn Mandrillo, Hunger Action Network
Dan Egan, Feeding New York State
Statewide leaders share information regarding hunger relief efforts
Title: Transformative Technology in Hunger Relief Efforts
Facilitator: Donna Canestraro, Adjunct Professor, Rockefeller College at SUNY Albany
Rev. Phil Grisby, Executive Director, SICM
Natalie Prehoda, Public Health Education Coordinator, Schenectady County Public Health Services
Peter Crasto-Donnelly, Oasis Insight, Program Coordinator, The Food Pantries for the Capital District
A panel discussion regarding collaborative efforts utilizing technology allowing emergency food providers and stakeholders to better meet community needs.
Title: Programs Designed with Health in Mind
Facilitator: Dr. Eileen Fitzpatrick, Chair, Nutrition Science, Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences
Jessica Peck, Community Nutrition Educator, Alliance for Positive Health
Lauren Stairs, Public Health Education Coordinator, Schenectady County Public Health Services
Alex Carlewicz, Community Nutrition Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady
Michelle Abelle, Associate Executive Director, Catholic Charities-Tri-County Services
Louise O'Leary, Director of Case Management and Program Services, Bethesda House of Schenectady
A panel discussion centered on how food insecurity and nutrition impact health and what local organizations are doing to help.
Title: Food as a Human Right
Angela Warner, Director, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry
LeeAnn Mandrillo, Interim Executive Director, Hunger Action Network
A world without hunger is possible. How charity and social justice co-exist.
Title: Making the Most of Community
Facilitator: Dr. Ruth Kassel, Associate Director for Academic and Community Engagement, Siena College
Mark Emanation, Director, Capital District Area Labor Federation
Carol Lefleur, Executive Director, Community Care Givers
Megan Quillian, Executive Director, Mechanicville Area Community Service Center
Collaborative partners, resources and capacity building to meet community needs.
Title: Produce Recovery and Redistribution
Marissa Peck, Food Assessment Coordinator, Capital Roots
Dr. Beth Finegold, Assistant Professor, University Albany School of Public Health
Program resources and community research in produce recovery and redistribution in the Greater Capital Region.
Title: How to Use Data to Share Your Story
Donna Canestraro, Adjunct Professor, The Rockefeller College at SUNY Albany
From data visualization to performance measures, how data can help you demonstrate your programs’ impact.