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Hunger Relief From the Ground Up

Gaining Ground

Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Hunger Relief From the Ground Up

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Join Gaining Ground and visionaries in the field as we explore connections between hunger relief, soil vitality, and healthy food.

Featuring keynote speaker Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder and president of Food Tank, followed by a panel discussion. 


Danielle Nierenberg is a world-renowned researcher, speaker, and advocate, on all issues relating to our food system and agriculture.

In 2013, Danielle Nierenberg co-founded Food Tank, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Food Tank is a global convener, research organization, and non-biased creator of original research impacting the food system.

Food Tank’s Summits, held across the United States and expanding internationally in 2017, have hosted hundreds of speakers and sold-out audiences of thousands of participants, with hundreds of thousands joining via livestream reaching millions across social media. The Summits are one of the most important forums bringing together all sides of food issues for critical discussion partnered with major universities and moderated by major food journalists.

Food Tank is also publishing original articles daily and partners with nearly 50 major organizations including academic institutions like George Washington University and Tufts; U.N. organizations like the FAO; funding and donor community organizations such as the Rockefeller Foundation; and global nonprofits such as Slow Food USA and Oxfam America.

Danielle also conducts extensive on-the-ground research, traveling to more than 70 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. She has met with thousands farmers and farmers’ groups, scientists and researchers, policymakers and government leaders, students and academics, as well as journalists, documenting what’s working to help alleviate hunger and poverty while protecting the environment.

Danielle’s knowledge of global agriculture issues has been cited widely in more than 20,000 major print and broadcast outlets worldwide, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, The Guardian (UK), TIME magazine, the Associated Press, Reuters, and many more.

Danielle speaks at more than 100 events per year, including major conferences and events all over the world. These events include The World Food Prize/Borlaug Dialogues, James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards, Milan Urban Food Pact Awards, Aspen Institute Environment Forum, the European Commission, the Sustainable Food Summit, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, TEDxManhattan, BITE, and many others.

Danielle has an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and spent two years volunteering for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.


What are my parking options for the event?

The Fenn School has parking for 140 cars in the parking lot on the school campus. There are several handicap parking places and a drop off circle. Carpool if you can! 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Program Manager Fan Watkinson at 978-610-6086 or use the contact link below.

Have questions about Hunger Relief From the Ground Up? Contact Gaining Ground

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The Fenn School – Ward Hall
516 Monument Street
Concord, MA 01742

Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our fields. We give it all away, every pound.

     2,500 volunteers helped grow and harvest 75,000 pounds of nutritious organic produce in 2017 compared to 25,000 pounds 4 years ago. 
     Pantry volunteers pick up 100 to 200 boxes of vegetables weekly and deliver these to 13 food pantries and meal programs in Ayer, Bedford, Boston, Cambridge, Concord, Lowell, Maynard, Sudbury and Westford.
     We often provide the only fresh produce for our recipient families.

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