The Carolinas College Hunger Summit

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Carolinas College Hunger Summit.

North Carolina A&T University, Student Center

The Summit

Hunger on our college campuses is a hidden and growing challenge with the number of students who face hunger ranging from 20% to over 40%. It is time to shine a spotlight on this critical issue. 

 

Join us in October for two days of inspiring conversation, solution sharing, and action planning.

At the Carolinas College Hunger Summit you will:

  • Engage with students, higher education leaders, hunger advocates, and community leaders around the college hunger challenge

  • Increase your understanding of the issue and its ramifications

  • Learn about and share promising practices from campuses and communities in our home states and from across the nation

  • Work together to identify new strategies to combat the immediate impact and root causes of campus hunger

 
 

Speakers

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CEO
Second Harvest Food Bank
of Northwest NC

ERIC A. AFT

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Executive Director

Allied Churches of Alamance County

JAI BAKER

Associate Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University

DR. LAUREN DAVIS

Assistant Professor in Nutrition at Appalachian State University (Farris)

President of the Appalachian Student Dietetic Association at Appalachian State University (Hambright)

DR. ALISHA FARRIS &

BECCA HAMBRIGHT

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Lowcountry Food Bank

MARGARET GRANT

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Professor of Psychology
NC State University

DR. MARY E. HASKETT

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

AMANDA HEGE, MPH, RDN, LD

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Associate Director and Director of Research & Planning,  Riley Center for Livable Communities, College of Charleston

DR. ROBERT W. KAHLE

Single Stop Coordinator
James Sprunt Community College

AMBER MARTINEZ

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Appalachian State University

DR. LAURA McARTHUR

STACY DENG

PRISCILLA HOLMES

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Practitioner - Researcher

Hope Center for College, Community  and Justice.

MARISSA MEYERS

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Student Advisor/ACA Instructor

Wilkes Community College

KIM PERKINS

UPIP: Communications and Outreach Intern, Student Ambassador | Alumni Association, 

LEAD Team | Leadership & Community Engagement 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

ASHLEY RANKIN

Director of Student Engagement
Instructor, College Success
Durham Technical Community College

ERIN RINEY

B.S. Economics, B.A. Women's and Gender Studies; Student Director - Hunger and Homelessness Outreach, Community Engagement;

Economic Development Coordinator, Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce
University of North Carolina Charlotte

AUTUMN ROBERTSON

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Associate Director of Service & Leadership in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement at Wake Forest University

BRAD SHUGOLL

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North Carolina A&T University

Candidate, Masters Degree in Food &
Nutritional Sciences

North Carolina A&T University

VIOTSHIA SUTTON

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Assistant Director

Kernodle Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement, Elon University

SARAH WILLIAMS

Who's invited.

Campus Leaders - Student, Faculty, and Administrators

Any college or university students and campus representatives (from two- or four-year institutions) who want to begin addressing this issue at their school, who want to enhance their current work, who want to share ideas with their peers, or who want to create networks to strengthen their work. 

 

Community Leaders

Nonprofit, funding organizations, government, hunger advocates who want to learn more about this issue, increase their engagement and work to address the challenge, and explore ways to collaborate with institutions and organizations to create solutions.

 
 

Agenda

All Activities Will Take Place in the Student Center
Parking will be validated. View Map

Friday, October 11th

Registration                                                                                4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Casual Networking Dinner for Summit Participants Only      5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

 

WXII12 Project CommUNITY Forum                                        7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Hunger: A Hidden Crisis on College Campuses

(Streamed on Facebook Live)

Moderator: WXII 12's Kenny Beck

 

Panelists: Marissa Meyers, Hope Center for College, Community and Justice; Eric Aft, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC; Dr. Alisha Farris, Appalachian State University; Becca Hambright, Appalachian State University; Erin Riney, Durham Technical Community College; and Viotshia Sutton, North Carolina A&T University.

Dessert                                                                                       8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 12

Registration                                                                                7:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Continental Breakfast                                                                7:30 AM to 8:15 AM

Welcome                                                                                    8:15 AM to 8:30 AM     

Gabrielle Jackson, North Carolina A&T University

Eric A. Aft, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

Deese Ballroom

 

Keynote Presentation

Understanding the Challenge of Campus Hunger                 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 

Marissa Meyers, Hope Center for College, Community and Justice

Deese Ballroom

Workshop Choices                                                         9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

Workshop 1:            Focus on Institutional Support /

                                 Overcoming Stigma
                             
     Room 385 North

 

Panelists: Stacey Deng, Appalachian State University; Priscilla Holmes, Appalachian State University; Dr. Robert Kahle, College of Charleston; Amber Martinez, James Sprunt Community College; and Dr. Laura McArthur, Appalachian State University.

Facilitator: Amanda Hege, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

Workshop 2:            Focus on Community Engagement

                                 in the Issue of Hunger to benefit both

                                 Campus and Community

                                         Room 385 South
 

Panelists: Jai Baker, Allied Churches of Alamance County; Margaret Grant, Lowcountry Food Bank; Kim Perkins, Wilkes Community College; Ashley Rankin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Autumn Robertson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Brad Shugoll, Wake Forest University; and Sarah Williams, Elon University.

Facilitator: Mike Darrow, Feeding the Carolinas

Break                                                                                       11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Roundtables I                                                                11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Hunger Responses - Best Practices  

2 to 3 rotations during the session    

 

Facilitators will be determined after Summit participants identify their areas of interest that will be solicited two weeks prior to the event.                   

Lunch                                                                           12:15 PM - 1:30 PM                                        

Engaging Stakeholders through Data, Stories, and Demonstrating Results &

A Glimpse at Future Trends
 

Panelists: Dr. Lauren Davis, North Carolina A&T University; Dr. Mary Haskett, North Carolina State University; Amanda Hege, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation; Dr. Robert Kahle, College of Charleston, The Riley Center.

Networking Break                                                                   1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Meet up with new contacts or existing colleagues for quick insights or for making plans to connect in the future.

Roundtable II                                                                   2:15 PM to 2:45 PM

Applying Your Learning / Action Steps Back Home      

A facilitated session to prepare you to apply key learnings back on campus or in community.

Facilitator: Dr. Robert Kahle

Concluding Remarks / Next Steps                                           2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Special Announcement

Campus Participant Grant Opportunity

To strengthen the ability for campus communities to respond to the challenge of hunger and food insecurity, we are pleased to offer three to six grants of $500 to $3,000* through a competitive process. A total of $9,000 will be distributed - $3,000 in each of three different categories – for Emerging, Sustaining, and Innovating projects. 

 

This grant opportunity is only open to campuses registered and attending the Carolinas College Hunger Summit. 

 

It is our hope that this grant opportunity will create new thinking and creative solutions.  

*This grant opportunity is only available to college campus participants.

 
 

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