Food Bank of Central New York Hosts 29th Annual Partner Agency Conference

Friday, June 1, 2018

SYRACUSE, NY – Food Bank of Central New York will host its 29th annual Partner Agency Conference on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center on Electronics Parkway in Liverpool. The theme of this year’s conference is “We’re All in This Together: Empowering Each Other”. The event gives the Food Bank an opportunity to share pertinent information about hunger issues and trends in central and northern New York with our network of partner agencies and the community. The presenting sponsor for this conference is Molina Healthcare, a year round partner of the Food Bank.

The all day conference will feature a keynote address, community conversations, and twelve workshops. This year’s keynote speaker is Ellen S. Teller, the Director of Government Affairs at the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). Ms. Teller will highlight FRAC’s legislative agenda along with their work with Congress and other national organizations. She will then parallel that work to the local grassroots efforts by the Food Bank and our partner agencies in helping to influence policy to assist individuals and families struggling in central and northern New York.

In addition to the keynote address, partner agencies will be invited to engage in community conversations organized by region. This will create an opportunity to connect with peers to discuss issues specific to their community and how they can work together to find solutions. Twelve workshops will be offered where attendees can choose from topics such as gardening, building community wide networks, social media, and community healthcare. The conference will also feature resource tables for partner agencies to gather information and best practices to share with their clients.

The event will include participants from the Food Bank’s entire eleven county service area with a goal to continue to increase food security for men, women, and children in central and northern New York.

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS:

WHAT: Food Bank of Central New York Hosts 29th Annual Partner Agency Conference

WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2018 (Registration begins at 8:00 am and events begin at 9:00 am)

WHERE: Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY

DETAILS: Full day conference for Food Bank partner agencies and open to the public. Discussions include collaborative strategies of working together to end hunger. The keynote speaker is Ellen S. Teller, Director of Government Affairs at the Food Research & Action Center. Attendees must register in advance here by Friday, June 1.

For questions or more information please contact Lynn Hy, Chief Development Officer at (315) 437-1899 ext. 247.

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