You’re invited to an important food insecurity conference, titled “The Taboo of Food Insecurity in a Post-COVID World,” hosted by UNO’s School of Public Administration and Service-Learning Academy.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the issue of food insecurity across the country. This conference brings together national and local leaders to discuss how the pandemic changed the way people think about hunger and food insecurity, and how to best increase awareness and community engagement moving forward.
This event takes place on Friday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at UNO’s CPACS Commons in Omaha.
Food Bank for the Heartland’s CEO, Brian Barks, will be serving as the emcee, and our keynote speaker is Cheryl Kennedy, the Regional Administrator for USDA Food and Nutrition Service Department. We’ll then have a robust discussion featuring panelists Jennifer Polk, the Chief Marketing and Digital Experience Office at Feeding America, Gustavo Servin-Maciel from Latino Center, Madeline St Clair from Maverick Food Pantry, and Robert Rizzo from Conagra Brands.
The event is free to attend, and free parking will be available. We look forward to seeing you in-person or over Zoom.