2010 Conference Materials
- Karen Sell – Women, Infants and Children
- Ellen Teller – Food Research Action Center
- Dana Goodloe – Arizona Nutrition Network
- Gretchen Garman – Child Nutrition Programs
- Laura Brill – Kid’s Cafe & Backpack Program
- Sandra Foss – Summer Food Service Program
- Linda Hamman and Director Neal Young, Arizona Department of Economic Security
- Director Will Humble, Arizona Department of Health Services
- Karen Sell, Arizona Department of Health Services
- Pastor Jason Bachman, Lighthouse Church in Peoria, Arizona
- Lisa Pino, United States Department of Agriculture
- Ellen Teller, Food Research and Action Center
- Dennis Stewart, United States Department of Agriculture
Videos Played During the Conference:
Phoenix Enlists Churches in Fighting Crime – CBN.com
Champion for Children: DBME Assistant Director Veronica Bossacks career of work on behalf of children and families has been recognized by the Childrens Action Alliance.
Convoy of Hope
Siblings Kenny and Senaya participate in their local Kids Cafe program.
Arizona Brain Food Program
President Barack Obama has pledged to end childhood hunger by 2015. Responding to that goal, anti-hunger organizations have produced a report that discusses the causes of childhood hunger in America and what can be done to improve the situation. The report says one in four children in America do not have access to healthy foods.
Many of America’s children are hungry during the weekend when school is in session. These same children are hungry all summer long when school is out. It’s time to stop the pretense and feed America’s children.
Share Our Strength There are 12.4 million children at risk of hunger in America. Learn how you can help at http://strength.org/numbers
Feeding America National Hunger Study 2010
Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break on Weekends
Backpacks filled with food that children take home on weekends. Food is child-friendly, nonperishable, easily consumed and vitamin fortified. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or holiday vacation
March 27, 2010 — According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 30 million people currently unemployed — that’s including those involuntarily working parttime and those who want a job, but have given up on trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting.
“The Decline: The Geography of a Recession,” as created by labor writer LaToya Egwuekwe, serves as a vivid representation of just how much. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. economy from January 2007 — approximately one year before the start of the recession — to the most recent unemployment data available today.