3rd Annual Dallas Hunger Summit a Success!

WATCH: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Welcomes Summit Attendees

On Friday, September 5, The Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions, chaired by U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, held its third annual Hunger Summit at Mountain View College. It was a huge success, with over 200 members of the community and anti-poverty organizations in attendance. Thank you to all who attended and made the Summit the spectacular event that it was.

Hunger Summit attendees had the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions related to strategies underway by each Action Team: Child Hunger, Senior Hunger, Faith Community Hunger Solutions, Neighborhood Organizing, and Urban Agriculture.

Some of the strategies and opportunities covered included:

  • Community partnerships that can increase food and other resources for seniors, children and families;
  • The specific needs and challenges that seniors face in getting access to healthy food;
  • Initiatives underway to promote community economic development and healthy food access through local urban agriculture;
  • Activities faith communities can undertake that will have a significant impact on reducing hunger, including an exciting family gardening project;
  • Resources available to provide healthy food at afterschool programs; and
  • Ideas for how neighborhoods can organize to improve access to healthy food

 

Special thanks to the following organizations:

Dallas Baptist Association

Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

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GROW North Texas

North Texas Food Bank

The Senior Source

Sonia White Consulting

Texas Hunger Initiative – Dallas

And extreme gratitude to our sponsors:

Mountain View College for providing the beautiful venue

Panera Bread for donating coffee

SoDa’s Cafe for donating breakfast

Dallas County Community College District for providing gift bags

Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

 

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