The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

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Dr. Chilton presenting at University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Huskers Fighting Hunger Forum

November 16, 2011
Event Date: 
November 16, 2011

Dr. Mariana Chilton, Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Founder of Witnesses to Hunger, will be presenting at the "Huskers Fighting Hunger: Confronting Food Insecurity in Our Communities" forum at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, from 5:00pm-7:30pm on November 16, 2011.

The purpose of this forum is for students and community members to learn about hunger issues within Lincoln and Nebraska, and how people can make a difference in the local fight against hunger. In addition to Dr. Chilton's keynote address, she will participate as a panelist and workshop facilitator alongside other advocates and policy makers including: Sue Arment, Director of Hunger-Free Heartland; Senator Bill Avery, Nebraska State Legislature; Kate Bolz, Associate Director of the Low Income Economic Opportunity (LIEO); Dr. Amy Yaroch, Executive Director at the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition; and Scott Young, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Lincoln.  Break-out sessions that will focus on local anti-hunger initiatives and opportunities for getting involved. The forum coincides with the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Co-sponsors of the forum include the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, the Food Bank of Lincoln, Hunger Free Heartland, the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Civic Engagement, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences through the Thomas C. Sorensen Endowment, and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.


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