2021–2022 Partner Agency Webinar Series

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2021–2022 Partner Agency Webinar Series

Beginning this July, Food Bank of Central New York will begin offering a series of webinar events and guest speakers to address topics relevant to our shared mission and day-to-day operations. These virtual events will replace our "Partner Agency Conference" typically held in June. Our "Partner Agency Conference" has been postponed this year due to the pandemic.

This upcoming series of hour long seminars is designed to support our Partner Agencies by providing information and trainings on various topics related to the fight against hunger throughout our network of Emergency Food Programs. You will learn about contemporary topics in hunger relief, active pilot programs in other regions, and hear the experiences of leaders from the not-for-profit world.

“Post Pandemic Advocacy" with Director of Government Relations, Becky Lare
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Director of Government Relations, Becky Lare, as she leads a discussion on how to fight hunger by advocating on behalf of your clients and food programs in the post pandemic world. Register for this webinar HERE.

"Development" with Vice President of Development for Community Foundation of Central New York, Thomas Griffith
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Please join Food Bank of Central New York for a presentation by Tom Griffith, Vice President of Development for Community Foundation of Central New York on a seminar on enhancing development opportunities to support  your emergency food programs. Register for this webinar HERE

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity established in 1927 that collects contributions from donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $300 million and has invested more than $200 million in community improvement projects since its inception. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of over 700 funds. As a grant maker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of strategic initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time.

Tom Griffith is Vice President of Development and has worked for the Community Foundation since 2013. Tom is responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development program to accomplish the goals set forth in the Community Foundation’s strategic plan.

“Nutrition Security" with Program Manager of Leah's Pantry, Bethany Hendrickson
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join Food Bank as we welcome Bethany Hendrickson, Program Manager for Leah's Pantry focusing on Nutrition Security. Register for the webinar HERE.

Leah’s Pantry is a California-based nonprofit committed to a vision of all people being nourished, regardless of socioeconomic status.  Leah's Pantry programs and products are designed to ensure all people have access to healthy food and feel competent preparing easy, nutritious meals for themselves and their families. 

Bethany Hendrickson is a Program Manager at Leah's Pantry focusing on Nutrition Security. She is passionate about taking a holistic, dignified, client-centered approach to healthy hunger relief in all types of food settings. She earned her B.S. in Nutrition Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley. Bethany loves hiking, baking with her 2 young kids, and exploring the small towns of California.