Carolinas College Hunger Summit.
North Carolina A&T University, Student Center
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
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.
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.
All Activities Will Take Place in the Student Center
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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
Understanding the Challenge of Campus Hunger 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Marissa Meyers, Hope Center for College, Community and Justice
Workshop Choices 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Workshop 1: Focus on Institutional Support /
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
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.