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Listening Sessions for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The White House is hosting a Conference on Food Security, Hunger and Nutrition on September 28, 2022. This is only the second one in over 50 years that the White House is focusing on strategies to improve food insecurity in our country.

To share local experiences and recommendations, the Worcester Food Security Task Force, in partnership with the UMass Chan Prevention Research Center, conducted three listening sessions and sent a report to the White House. We wanted to make sure that local voices are part of this important conversation.

Read the report here!

Listening Sessions for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health 

Each listening session was intended to capture the experiences and recommendations of people with lived experience with food insecurity, as well as agencies involved in responding to the crisis of food insecurity. Participants included adults, parents, grandparents, representatives of food banks and pantries, healthcare providers, legal advocates, hunger advocates, higher education employees, and nonprofit agencies.

Listening Session #1: Members of the Worcester Together for Kids Coalition
Date and time: Friday, June 24, 2022; 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Number of participants: 40

Listening Session #2: Members of the Worcester Task Force on Food Security
Date and time: Tuesday, June 28, 2022; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Number of participants: 19

Listening Session #3: State-wide conversation with the Office of US Representative James McGovern, 2nd District of Massachusetts
Date and Time: Monday, June 27, 2022: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Number of Participants: 97

Click here for information on how to join the livestream for the actual event.