March 20, 2017

You're Invited: 2017 Capital District Food Summit

From our friends at the Food Pantries for the Capital District:

You’re Invited: 2017 Capital District Food Summit

Tuesday, April 4, 2017  //   8:00 am- 3:30 pm

Siena College, Snyder Hall

Click here to register now!

The 2017 Food Summit is a collaborative effort between The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Siena CollegeThe University at Albany’s School of Public Health and sponsored by SEFCU. This summit aims to bring together food assistance providers and those interested in food security in order to share best practices and innovations in hunger relief efforts. The event will feature “FED Talks,” a food-focused form of TED Talks, workshops, and networking opportunities, as well as a breakfast and lunch.

We are excited that our Keynote Speakers will be Brian Hassett President and CEO of  United Way of the Greater Capital Region and Dr. Katherine Briar-Lawson, Dean Emeritus of University at Albany’s School of Social Welfare.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District is proud to announce our FED Talk speakers for the 2017 Capital District Food Summit’ The speakers are as follows:

  1. Michael LeaheyCHOW– How a Farmers’ Market Changed a Food Bank
  2. Sherry TomaskyHunger Solutions NY– Bringing Everyone to the Table
  3. Mark QuandtRegional Food Bank of Northeastern New York– Food Bank Initiatives and Innovations
  4. Dr. Paul Thurston and Nicholas DalySiena College– The Food Pantries for the Capital District Best Practices Analysis
  5. Anthony Butler and Blake ArrowwoodSt. John’s Bread and Life Food Pantry and the Digital Choice Food Pantry– Digital Choice Food Pantry for the New Millennium
  6. Natasha ThompsonFood Bank of the Southern Tier– Food at the Intersection of Charity and Justice

Food Summit Agenda:

For Food Pantry Members Only:

8:00-9:00: Food Pantry Member Executive Leadership Strategic Initiative Meeting

9:00-9:30: Food Pantry Members Annual Meeting

For All Guests:

9:30-10:00: Registration and Breakfast

10:00-11:00: FED Talks

11:00-12:00: Keynote Address by Dr. Katherine Briar-Lawson and Brian Hassett

12:00-12:45: Lunch

12:50-1:35: Workshop Session 1

1:40-2:25: Workshop Session 2

2:30-3:15: Workshop Session 3

3:15- 3:30: Closing Remarks

For more information regarding the Food Summit please reach out to Nick Daly at or at 518-458-1167 ext. 18