Hunger Action Summit

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Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Hunger Action Summit. A wealth of information was presented, which can be found in the presentations and supporting material below. Learn more about how we are exploring sustainable solutions in the prevention and management of chronic disease in our most vulnerable, food-insecure populations.

2015 Hunger Action Summit Agenda

Recorded livestream of the event

Photo album of the event




Closing the Meal Gap: The Hunger Index
Presented by Drew Starbird, Ph.D., Dean, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Making Ends Meet: The Cost of a Healthy Meal
Presented by Courtney Robinson, Graduate Research Assistant, Food & Agribusiness Institute, Santa Clara University

Second Harvest Food Bank's Prescription for Health
Presented by Kathy Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Start Early to Build a Healthy Future for Kids, panel discussion (no file, see livestream)
Presented by Lisa Chamberlain, M.D., M.P.H, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Rhea Boyd, M.D., Palo Alto Medical Foundation

The Intersection of Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease: Connecting Hunger and Health
Presented by Hilary Seligman, M.D., M.A.S., University of California, San Francisco

Food as Medicine
Presented by Robert Greenwald, J.D., Director, The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

Taking Action and Closing (no file, see livestream)
Presented by Cindy McCown, Vice President of Programs and Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties


Second Harvest Food Bank Supporting Materials:


CalFresh Materials Order Form

How Much Time Do You Have to Fight Hunger?

Press Release: Could Food be a Prescription for Chronic Disease?

Second Harvest Food Bank 2014 Annual Report


Additional Resource Materials:


Health Matters MD Newsletter

Food is Medicine. Supporting Nutritional Counseling and Medically Tailored, home delivered Meals Report

Who's hungry? You can't tell by looking