Hunger Outreach

 

As summer approaches, many school age children who have been receiving free or reduced lunches and breakfasts at school will be fed at home instead. Or will they? More than half of New York residents who live between 100% and 200% poverty are facing a hardship with meeting their food, economic, housing or health needs. Low-income families with children are at greater risk for facing multiple hardships; nearly half facing more than three hardships at once. What happens when relied upon income is no longer there, or a medical emergency racks up the bills? How many of us are one or two paychecks away from being hungry ourselves? On this program we'll learn about the many creative ways hunger is being fought in our region. Beyond food pantries and food distribution sites there are food recovery programs, soup kitchens, gardens and food education, and mobile units that distribute to hard to reach locations. We welcome your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas so call or write in.  Guests will include the following representatives of local food banks, school food services and hunger outreach organizations:

Guests: 
Kacy Telfer, Director of Agency & Program Services at The Food Bank of the Southern Tier 607.796.6061 x17 or email ktelfer@feedingamerica.org
Dan Livingston, Americorp Associate with CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouses) http://www.broomecouncil.net/chow.asp
Ray Denniston Special Project Coordinator for Food Services, Broome-Tioga BOCESCo-Chair-NYS farm to School CommitteeMember-Govenors NYS Council on Food Policy,Member: Regional Community Food Project http://www.nyfarms.info/articleid74.html