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Food Pantry Summit

Central Indiana's food pantry leaders are invited to attend Indy Hunger Network's 3rd Food Pantry Summit!

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Second Presbyterian Church 7700 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

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About this event

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Join us for Indy Hunger Network's Food Pantry Summit. This event is an opportunity for food pantries throughout Central Indiana to come together for a day of networking, training, sharing experiences, and connecting with local resources. Discuss relevant issues and learn what other local pantries are doing to feed the community. We'll also have informational tables available for you to learn more about organizations to partner with.

The Summit is free to attend, and breakfast and lunch are provided. Seats are limited, and registration is required. Anyone who works or regularly volunteers with a food pantry in Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, or Hendricks counties is encouraged to attend.

This year's summit will be hosted at Second Presbyterian Church at 7700 N Meridian on October 14, 2022. We can't wait to see you there!

Planned Agenda:

8:30am - Registration, Breakfast, and Partner Tables Open

9:00am - Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:20am - Connecting to End Hunger: Overview of IHN & the Food Pantry Network

9:35am - Plenary Session: Meet Your New Indianapolis Hunger Relief Leaders

10:25am - Breakout Sessions by Topic

  • All Are Welcome: Creating a Welcoming Food Pantry
  • Serving Unhoused Neighbors
  • The Working Hungry: WFYI Documentary Screening and Discussion
  • Improving the Intake Process
  • Introduction to Mental Health First Aid
  • Promoting Healthy Food Choices

11:25am - Networking Lunch

12:35pm - Plenary Panel: Hunger, Health, and Equity

1:30pm - Breakout Sessions by Topic

  • Serving Immigrant Neighbors
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Q&A
  • Succession Planning: Preparing for Emergencies and Leadership Changes
  • Creating a Resilient Volunteer Force
  • Food Distribution Models, 2019 vs. 2022
  • How to Get Involved in Anti-Hunger Advocacy

2:35pm - Breakout Sessions by Location

3:15pm - Free Raffle

3:20pm - Closing Remarks

3:30pm - Tour of Northside Food Pantry at Second Presbyterian Church

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In accordance with COVID-19 guidance from the City of Indianapolis, we recommend that attendees wear a mask to this event. Please do NOT attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have had recent close contact with someone who has COVID-19.