Over 200 attendees joined us for the 2018 Hunger Action Summit, which took place on Tuesday, October 16 at Santa Clara University. Local officials and our partners shared their expertise fighting hunger across social service agencies & public health, foundations, non-profit agencies, corporations, school districts and colleges.
Hunger Action Summit attendees collaborate and discuss challenges
Our CEO Leslie Bacho gave a wonderful keynote on the need in our communities, our focus on being more client-centric and innovative approaches to providing food. In TED-style talks, the speakers shared strategies for feeding kids at school, addressing college hunger, working across communities & counties, doubling the ‘fresh’ in CalFresh, getting food to families in healthcare settings and applying for CalFresh on-line. Our inspiring keynote, Dr. Antwi Akom, discussed bringing the voices and qualitative data of vulnerable communities to the table when trying to solve problems.
The 2018 Hunger Action Summit Speakers
Special thanks to our partners at Santa Clara University for making this event possible – Professor Greg Baker, Professor Drew Starbird, Erika French-Arnold and Carol Kelly.
From left to right: Erika French-Arnold, Dr. Gregory Baker and Carol Kelly, our partners at Santa Clara University
“I was so inspired by the work being done on so many fronts to address hunger. It was a room full of superheroes!” said a Hunger Action Summit attendee.
If you missed the event, you can watch it all on this recording. The powerpoints from each speaker are below.
At 0:00 – Gregory Baker, Santa Clara University and Tracy Weatherby, Second Harvest
At 14:00 – Leslie Bacho, Second Harvest
At 45:00 – Jennifer LeBarre, San Francisco Unified School District
At 1:28:00 – Dr. Ayinde Rudolph, Mountain View Whisman School District
At 1:54:41 –Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, Stanford School of Medicine
At 2:13:25 – Kristen Wonder, San Jose State University
At 2:54:00 – Dr. Antwi Akom, Streetwyze.com
At 4:06:11 – Eli Zigas, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research (SPUR)
At 4:27:00 – Monica Beas and Caitlin Docker, Code for America
At 4:45:38 – Dr. Sara Cody, Public Health Department, County of Santa Clara