NOTE: WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE TICKET OPTION PER PERSON.
You have the choice to select the ticket that includes ONE WORKSHOP and ONE PANEL that you are interested in attending. If you have any questions please call Beth Wedekind at (410) 737-8282 x223.
On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Maryland Food Bank invites you to join renowned anti-hunger thought leaders at our fifth-annual Hunger Action Symposium: Be A Voice. Featuring Sister Simone Campbell of the "Nuns on the Bus" Tour and Ami McReynolds from Feeding America, the conference will unite community leaders and pioneers in the field to discuss real ways to combat food insecurity in Maryland. Attendance is free, but seating is limited.
NOTE: In addition to joining us for two featured speakers in the morning, you will have the opportunity to participate in one panel discussion and one workshop in the afternoon. When completing this registration, please select the ticket that includes the afternoon panel discussion and the workshop that you are interested in attending.
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Ami McReynolds is the Senior Vice President of Network Development at Feeding America. Over the course of her five-year career at Feeding America, Ami has managed the development of national hunger-relief programs and driven network growth and collaboration to strengthen the safety net for food-insecure Marylanders.
Sister Simone Campbell
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As the Executive Director of NETWORK — a Catholic organization leading the global movement for justice and peace — Sister Campbell is most publicly known for spearheading the "Nuns on the Bus" Tour, during which she and her colleagues traveled across the country to advocate for economic justice and civic engagement.
Afternoon Panel Discussions
You can choose to participate in ONE of the three panel discussions below:
The Real Deal on Hunger
Experts from the Maryland Food Bank, No Kid Hungry and Maryland Hunger Solutions discuss food insecurity in our state, what’s working, what’s not and how collaborative efforts are making a difference.
Why Hunger Matters: A Funder’s Perspective
Local foundation leaders share insights about why ending hunger is a philanthropic priority. Participants will discuss the overlapping challenges of funding immediate anti-hunger solutions with inspiring long-term systemic change.
The View from the Line: Improving the Client Experience
How can your agency improve impact — not just in food quantity, but also quality, availability and nutrition? Experts in design discuss how to set up your space to build trust, maximize nutrition, and minimize food waste.
You can choose to participate in ONE of the three workshops below:
Maryland Food Bank staff will provide practical tools, tips and hand-on techniques to help your organization increase its ability to raise funds from individuals, foundations and businesses.
What’s Your Story?
Storytelling is a key ingredient in any good communications program, and can amplify marketing and improve fundraising results. Telling your organization’s story is easier than you think. Baltimore’s very own “The Stoop Storytelling” will get you started!
Healthy Choices from Limited Options
Hear from professional dieticians about why creating healthy, balanced meals is essential to a healthy diet. A live cooking demonstration by the Maryland Food Bank’s culinary team will show how easy it is to cook and season fresh, local produce!