TODAY: McGovern, UMass Amherst Host Food For Good Conferencd

McGovern to Join State, Local Leaders to Highlight Massachusetts Anti-Hunger Efforts

AMHERST, MAToday, October 30th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will lead the first Food For Good Conference at the UMass Amherst to highlight state and local anti-hunger efforts. The conference was organized by a steering committee of anti-hunger leaders and service providers across the state with the goal of cultivating ideas and new approaches to strengthen ongoing state and local anti-hunger efforts.

“Every day, families across Massachusetts struggle with hunger. Thanks to the leadership of our strong partners at the state and local level, our communities are making progress to help more families put food on the table,” Congressman McGovern said. “With our first Food For Good Conference this week, we will bring leaders and advocates together to talk about what’s working and what we can do to help even more families in need. I look forward to a great conference and thank all who will join us this week.”

The conference will start at 8:30 a.m. and address topics such as food insecurity in Massachusetts and across the country as well as current statewide initiatives to address hunger and access to healthy food. At 2:45 p.m., Congressman McGovern will give closing remarks.

Joining Congressman McGovern will be more than 200 advocates and leaders from the New England Dairy & Food Council; Greater Boston Food Bank; Boston Public Schools, the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Agricultural Resources; Worcester County Food Bank, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Franklin Community Co-Op, Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), Springfield Partners for Community Action, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), Project Bread, and other organizations.

WHO: Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and state and local leaders from:

  • Massachusetts Department Public Health
  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association
  • Boston Public Schools
  • The Greater Boston Food Bank
  • New England Dairy & Food Council
  • Worcester County Food Bank
  • Western Massachusetts Food Bank
  • Community Action (Amherst)
  • Easthampton Food Pantry
  • Franklin Regional Council of Governments
  • Franklin Community Co-Op
  • Northfield Council on Aging
  • Project Bread
  • Springfield Partners for Community Action

WHAT: Food For Good Conference at UMass Amherst

WHERE: UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Amherst

WHEN: Today, October 30, 2015 at 8:30AM to 4:00PM

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