North Country Member Agency Conference
REGISTRATION (8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.)
INTRODUCTIONS & FOOD BANK BINGO (9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.)
Network with your fellow member agencies and learn what makes them unique with an interactive game of BINGO…Food Bank style!
BREAKOUT SESSION 1: CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Mapping the Meal Gap and Reducing Food Insecurity
This session will highlight Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap”, will highlight community needs in the North Country, and will address what the Food Bank and our network is doing to help address these needs and decrease food insecurity.
Mental Health Awareness
One in five adults in the United States is living with some form of mental illness, while 1 in 25 is living with a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia. This workshop is designed to raise awareness about the challenges that clients with mental illness face when receiving services.
LUNCH (12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.)
BREAKOUT SESSION 2: CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)
Now more than ever, budgets are being stretched too thin. Become familiar with raising funds and identifying resources that you may not know are available. We’ll discuss fundraising fundamentals and methods, and brainstorm fundraising ideas and strategies!
Meeting Health Needs with Your Food Pantry Package
How do you balance packing a food pantry package with your clients’ health needs? What other challenges might they face? Join us for this hands-on opportunity.
GENERAL SESSION: (2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Accommodating Community Needs: Unique Practices of your fellow members
This session will highlight Best Practices of your fellow food pantry operators and how they are approaching community needs in a unique and creative way. Agencies will then have the opportunity to discuss challenges in their own communities and explore ways to overcome obstacles to meet the needs of those they serve.
To register, please visit https://northcountryconference2019.eventbrite.com
All registration is due by September 20. Registrations received by September 6 will be entered in the “Early Registration Raffle.”
Every attendee who checks in before 9:00 a.m. will be entered into the “Attendee Raffle.”
View our full invitation here!