Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mariana Chilton, Center for Hunger-Free Communities
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY
November 16, 2011
5 PM—7:30 PM
Henzlik Hall, Room 124, University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus
Millions of Americans experience hunger and food insecurity on a daily basis. Hunger has long-term impacts on child and human development, physical and mental health, social productivity, and community well-being. Yet despite its wide-ranging consequences, hunger remains an issue that is too often neglected. According to the USDA, more than 1 in 10 households in Nebraska experience food insecurity, meaning they struggle with providing enough food for all members on a regular basis.
The purpose of this forum is for students and community members to learn about hunger issues here in Lincoln and Nebraska, and how people can make a difference in the local fight against hunger. The forum will feature a panel of advocates and policy makers discussing local hunger issues, and break-out sessions that will focus on local anti-hunger initiatives and opportunities for getting involved. The forum coincides with the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. It is free and open to students, staff, faculty, and community members.