This year, the summit offered attendees the opportunity to participate in four round-table discussions on family and community, economic well-being, education and health issues related to poverty. The conclusions from the discussions were to be presented directly to Gov. Susana Martinez. However, she was unable to attend the summit at the last minute because she needed to plan for a special session with the State Legislature to discuss budget issues.
Here are some accounts of the summit via Twitter posts from Patty Keane, who was our eyes and ears at the summit. The post also includes a couple of tweets from Ellen Teller and Alissa Barnes We start with this tweet featuring a photo of (left to right) Louise Pocock of the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, Ellen Teller from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in Washington and Patty Keane from the UNM Prevention Research Center.
Thanks @Ellen_Teller from @fractweets for coming to #NMHungerSummit to encourage us to be courageous in our #NM #hunger fight. #EndNMHunger pic.twitter.com/4n81azTD2H
— Patty Keane, MS, RD (@PKeaneRD) September 27, 2016
Caitlin Smith talking about @NMAppleseed's work to bolster #NM child #nutrition program participation. #EndNMHunger #hunger #NMHungerSummit pic.twitter.com/VAAc2pm1pb— Patty Keane, MS, RD (@PKeaneRD) September 27, 2016
Look who I found at the #NMHungerSummit! #NM #FarmersMarkets are doing great work to support NM families. #EndNMHunger #DoubleUpFoodBucks pic.twitter.com/tsT2SEbQ9u— Patty Keane, MS, RD (@PKeaneRD) September 27, 2016
"We're not just there to give food...we need to focus on the holistic person"-Pastor John Hill ABQ Rescue Mission #EndNMHunger #NM #hunger pic.twitter.com/PoKU8Vx0nX— Patty Keane, MS, RD (@PKeaneRD) September 27, 2016
"Think about: What value do I add to this movement?" - @Ellen_Teller of @fractweets #EndNMHunger #NMHungerSummit #HungerActionMonth #Hunger pic.twitter.com/5RBetDE1MQ— Patty Keane, MS, RD (@PKeaneRD) September 27, 2016
NM Hunger Summit - everyone in this room has a unique role to play in ending hunger in NM!@NMVoices @NMAppleseed @fractweets @bread4theworld— Ellen (@Ellen_Teller) September 27, 2016
#endhunger New Mexico. Hundreds gather to strategize and create the political will. @RoadrunnerFdBnk @NMAppleseed pic.twitter.com/bu1nPmS9zU— Ellen (@Ellen_Teller) September 27, 2016
"Hunger affects an individual, food insecurity affects the whole household." #EndNMHunger #NMHungerSummit— Alissa Barnes (@AjBarnes001) September 27, 2016
"In the upcoming (#NMleg) session, I wonder if #hunger will have a place at the table." -@terrybrunner #NMHungerSummit #EndNMHunger #NMpol— Patty Keane, MS, RD (@PKeaneRD) September 27, 2016