Saturday, August 12, 2017

Register Now for New Mexico End Hunger Summit

The Fourth Annunal End Hunger Summit, scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, will examine challenges and solutions to ending hunger in the state of New Mexico. Morning keynote speakers will include experts on the subject of hunger. The afternoon session will be a working group of becoming familiar with the FYY17-21 New Mexico Action Plan to End Hunger.

8:00 am—8:30 am   Continental Breakfast
8:30 am—10:15 am  Plenary Session
10:15 am 10:30 am  Break 
10:30 am—12:00 pm  Plenary Session
12:00 pm—1:00 pm  Lunch w/Keynote Speaker
1:00 pm—3:00 pm  Roundtable Discussions
3:00 pm—3:15 pm  Break
3:15 pm—5:00 pm  Roundtable Reporting

Roundtable discussions will cover topics of what causes hunger. This will include working in groups to collaborate and discuss one of the following contributing factors related to poverty and hunger in our state: economic wellbeing, education, family and community, and health issues.

Goal 1: Pair Data and Resources determining the most recent data regarding the hunger in New Mexico within the next 5 years. Chair: Elizabeth Yakes-Jimenez, Research Associate Professor, University of New Mexico

Goal 2: Engage and coordinate intergenerational feeding programs throughout the state of NM within the next 5 years. Chair: Anthony Futch, Program Manager, Senior Services Bureau

Goal 3: Increase access to conventional transportation throughout New Mexico within the next 5 years. Chair – Dennis Salazar, NCNMEDD

Goal 4: Increase participation among teachers, parents and counselors in the schools to participate in the Hunger Summit and advocate to work on hunger issues in their schools. Chair: Patricia Keane, Associate Scientist- Nutrition Prevention Research Center

Registration Information 
The conference will be held at
Embassy Suites
1000 Woodward PL NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Registration Fee (prior to September 23, 2017)
 $35 / $25 seniors 60+
Registration Fee (September 24, 2017 and after )
$45 / $35 seniors 60+

Download Printable Registration Form & Program (the form is on page 4)

Register Online
  • Everyone attending the summit must complete a separate registration form.
  • Group registration will be processed for groups of 10+ and will be available for pickup at the group pre-registration area.
  • On-site registration will be available the day of the event from 7:30 a.m. to noon
Food Drive 
(Help fill the truck--more than once!1)
Organizers are hold a food drive at the summit and suggest participants do-nate non-perishable grocery items. All donations will be picked up and distributed by Desert Harvest (benefitting 17+ organizations)

Acceptable donations: Beans, Canned Entrees, Canned Fruit, Canned Meat, Canned Vegetables, Cereal, Cheese & Crackers, Fruit Cups/Rolls, 100% Fruit Juice, Shelf Stable Milk, Granola Bars, Jelly, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta & Sauces, Peanut Butter, Pop Top Food, Pudding Cups, Raisins, Rice, Soup, Sugar

Community Sponsors Fair
The Fair is a unique opportunity for attendees to access services and receive personalized information from a variety of sources in a single location. The Fair will feature organizations and agencies who provide the services, assistance, resources and materials needed to begin combatting hunger issues in New Mexico. Please visit the Interfaith Hunger Coalition's Table

Interfaith Hunger Coalition
The Interfaith Hunger Coalition has been invited to present a keynote at the End Hunger Summit. We will showcase the diversity of our coalition as well as present a vision to End Hunger in New Mexico. This will be a collaborative presentation that includes Ellen Buelow (chair of our Advocacy Committee), Kathy Freeze (Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico), Gabriela Marques (Albuquerque Baha'i Community), Carlos Navarro (convener), Rabia Sahin Orhan (Dialogue Institute Southwest) and  Rachel Sternheim (Congregation Albert).   

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