Southcoast Food Security Forum

Innovation for Food Security in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts: An Economic Imperative

  1. UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business Learning Pavilion and Auditorium

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  2. The Southcoast Food Security Forum was sponsored by the Business Innovation Research Center at Charlton College of Business and UMass Dartmouth's Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, in collaboration with Coastline Elderly Services, the Marion Institute Connector Series, the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Food Security Network.
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  4. Welcome & Opening Comments


    Welcome from event moderator Deirdre Healy, UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and, and opening comments by Dean 'Guna' Gunasekaran, Ph.D., Charlton College of Business
  5. View a video of the entire Southcoast Food Security event below:
  6. Southcoast Food Security Forum at UMass Dartmouth Feb 1 2017

  7. Keynote: Ellen Parker, Director of Project Bread


    Ellen Parker has led the evolution of Project Bread from a traditional anti-hunger organization to aleading national model that responds to the individual crisis of food insecurity while investing in systemic changes to prevent hunger.

    For over a decade Parker has advocated for healthy school food and community-based programming that reflects local need. In accomplishing this, she has brought vibrant new partnerships tothe table: engaging community residents and leaders, research institutions, legislators, hospital networks, corporate partners, the media, as well as school districts in her work. During her tenure, she has raised more than 100 million dollars to help children and families struggling with hunger and food insecurity.

    She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and two master’s degrees from Boston University in social work and business administration, and public management.
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