The Health and Hunger Summit takes a candid look at connections between the health care system and community resources that address hunger in West Virginia. Many thanks to UniCare for sponsoring this event.
Session Three- October 6 at 10am
Health and Hunger From the Community Resource Provider’s Perspective
How are food pantries and resource providers responding to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? What do they do when they identify a person who needs to see a doctor? Join us for a candid, collaborative dialogue with leaders in the field from around out state to discuss the current state of our food access system, who is currently accessing their services, challenges to providing these services, and ways we can work together to address food insecurity, for the health of all West Virginians.
Vandalyn Justice, The Salvation Army
Sara Lindsay, Catholic Charities
Roark Sizemore, Pantry Plus More
Session Four- October 13 at 10am
Bringing Health and Hunger Resources to the Same Table
As the summit series comes to a close, we bring health and hunger policy experts to the table to ask: How can we use what we’ve learned to promote positive policy change between the health care and food access systems? Join us for an audience-engaged conversation about next steps in bridging the gaps between health and hunger.
Alexandra Ashbrook, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Caitlin Cook, Mountaineer Food Bank
Candice Hamilton, West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Spencer Moss, West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition