Friday, July 04, 2014

Who Will Participate in the Conversation on Ending Hunger in New Mexico? Nutrition Experts, Elected Officials and YOU

This is serious stuff. Our entire congressional delegation, our governor, the mayor of Albuquerque, and a handful of state legislators and other state officials are going to be there. So will several prominent local and national anti-hunger advocates and nutrition experts.

And it is not just the public officials and the experts who have some thoughts on how to solve the problem.  The input of average citizens is important and very valuable. You too can be among the hundreds of people from all corners of New Mexico who will be converging in the Albuquerque area on a Thursday and Friday in July (17th and 18th) to learn more about hunger in our state and talk about how we can work together to address the problems and its root causes.

See flyer and snapshots of the program at a glance and keynote speakers below. And here is the link to the full program (in PDF format) The summit is sponsored by the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging and the North Central New Mew Mexico Economic Development District.

Organizers won't pretend to find all the answers at the End Hunger in New Mexico Summit, but at least participants will be taking steps to work together to find solutions that inspire self-sufficiency and community empowerment. So  please join me in the conversation. All you need is half a grocery bag (or more) of non-perishable food items as your registration fee. See you there!

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