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WCFB presentation for FB4W

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The keynote presentation at the 2016 Hunger Impact Summit by the Food Bank for Westchester.

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WCFB presentation for FB4W

  1. 1. GETTING TO “HUNGER- FREE & HEALTHY” Liz Sheehan Castro Worcester County Food Bank, MA September 29, 2016
  2. 2. Population: 809,000 Food Insecurity rate: 10-15%
  3. 3. Jean McMurray Executive Director Joined the Worcester County Food Bank in 1995.
  4. 4. CHANGE OF MISSION Old Mission Statement  Feed the hungry by soliciting and judiciously distributing donated food and grocery products through partnerships with donors and other charitable organizations. New Mission Statement  Educate, engage and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community.
  5. 5. Hunger Federal Ag Policy/ Corporate Control of Food Economic Inequality & Injustice Structural Racism and Classism Obesity
  6. 6. Agency Advisory Committee Hunger-Free Network Meetings Annual Agency Conference
  7. 7. Our ED Our Congressman Local Hospital Mayor Coming Together
  8. 8. + = Hunger-Free & Healthy Project
  9. 9. PROJECT PARTNERS Steering Committee  Congressman McGovern’s Office  The Health Foundation of Central MA  Project Bread  Regional Environmental Council  Saint Vincent Hospital  UMass Medical School  UMass Memorial Healthcare  United Way of Central MA  Worcester County Food Bank  Worcester Dept. of Transitional Assistance  Worcester Public Schools Advisory Committee • Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center • Worcester Community Action Council • Worcester Department of Public Health • Worcester Housing Authority • Worcester School Committee members • Worcester State University • YMCA of Central MA • YWCA of Central MA  Catholic Charities  Cooking Matters/Share Our Strength  Centro Las Americas  Edward M. Kennedy Health Center  Family Health Center of Worcester  Jeremiah’s Inn  Mass in Motion  Mass. Public Health Association  Pioneering Healthier Communities
  10. 10. Worcester County Food Bank Worcester Food Policy Council Hunger-Free & Healthy Project Staff (me!) Partners Partners Partners Partners Partners Partners
  11. 11. Collaboration Communication Sustainability School Meals SNAP Cooking Classes Gardening Farmers Markets Policy Advocacy 2007-2012
  12. 12. $- $2,000.00 $4,000.00 $6,000.00 $8,000.00 $10,000.00 $12,000.00 $14,000.00 Saletotal Year SNAP, WIC, Senior Coupon Sales 2009 2010 2011
  13. 13. HFHCHIP Summer Meals Trucks Wellness Policy SNAP Coalition Research USDA grants Awards OUTCOMES: FUNDING, COLLABORATIONS, PROJECTS
  14. 14. OUR ADVOCACY PROGRAM NOW 1. Raise Wages 2. Healthy Food System 3. Federal & State Nutrition Programs
  15. 15. LESSONS LEARNED  Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate  Have the end in mind, always  People’s needs and dignity are the focus, always  Relationships come first, ego comes last  Transparency and communication  Sustainability  Root cause perspective
  16. 16. CONTACT Worcester County Food Bank Liz Sheehan Castro lsheehancastro@feedingamerica.org 508-842-3663

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