8th Annual Delaware County Conference on Hunger

Posted by Pennsylvania State University on February 15, 2016

Hunger is a Community Affair
8th Annual Delaware County Conference on Hunger

Friday, March 11, 2016
Widener University, Founders Hall Chester, PA
8:15 am—4:00 pm
Registration deadline:
Friday, March 4, 2016

Come and join others who work with at risk clients and have a passion to address hunger issues in Delaware County and your community.

An exciting agenda will introduce you to the concept of Collective Impact, a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems— like hunger. Our keynote speakers, Katie Kenyon and Rich Crespo, will talk about their experiences with collective impact grants through their work with Crozer Keystone Women and Children’s Health Services and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Learn more about social issues that contribute to food insecurity and resources to address these issues in sessions related to education, health care, food sources and housing/ employment. Participants will come together to create a food map of their community and examine how collective impact strategies might assist their clients in gaining self sufficiency.

 Keynote Speakers
“Collective Impact: How Partnerships Bring Change”

  • Katie Kenyon, Community Development Coordinator, Crozer Keystone Women and Children’s Health Services
  • Rich Crespo, Manager, Impact at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Delaware Co.

 One Veteran’s Story
 Participants and Panelists will discuss resources and challenges on the following topics: Education, Health Care, Food Sources, Housing/ Employment
 Collective Impact and Food Mapping in Your Community
 Door Prizes, Networking, Lunch, Resource bags and more

 Participants will recognize the value of community collaboration in addressing food security.
 Participants will create a collective impact plan to address food security in their community.
 Participants will become more aware of resources that address food security in Delaware County.

Cost (includes lunch)
 Conference only $45.00
 Conference + CEU for Social Worker $55.00
 Conference plus CEU for RD $55.00
 Students with Instructor signature $20.00

Act 48 credits are available though Delaware County Intermediate Unit . Scholarships are available by calling Fran Alloway at 610-690-7662

For more information and to register, please visit our website:

We ask that every attendee bring a can with them to benefit a local hunger relief agency. This year, all of the food collected will be donated to the Media Food Center. While all donations are appreciated, items that are in great demand include: canned fish & meats, peanut / nut butters, bread, cereal, rice/pasta , shelf-stable milks, soups & stews. Paper products and pet foods are also welcome.

Sponsorship provided by Aetna Better Health and Harvin Foods

Planning committee includes:
Intercommunity Health of Delaware County, Office of Behavioral Health, Penn State Extension, Philabundance, DIFAN, Widener University, and others.

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