Anti-hunger conference coming in April

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Hundreds of anti-hunger advocates will gather at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on Thursday, April 6 as part of the state’s second multi-generational conference.

The conference, presented by the Food Bank of Delaware and Brae’s Brown Bags, is entitledComing Together: A Community Response to Hungerto reflect that it takes everyone – children, adults, nonprofits, government entities, businesses, faith-based organizations, educational institutions and others – working together to end hunger in our communities.

“Real systemic change will only come about when we put aside our differences and work together to improve the condition of all members of our community,” said Food Bank of Delaware CEO Patricia Beebe. “Regardless of age, we can call make an impact. Children are the future of our society – including them in this conference shows that we value their ideas and contributions towards making impactful change.”

The conference will feature programs for both adults and children. The morning will feature a resource fair of community partners and remarks from Ashley Biden, executive director of the Delaware Center of Justice, and Michael Scuse, Secretary for the Delaware Department of Agriculture and former Undersecretary for the United States Department of Agriculture under Barack Obama.

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At the conclusion of these remarks, children will be dismissed to their own programming focused on healthy eating, fitness, the legislative process, food insecurity, gardening, food waste and more.

“It’s very exciting to co-host the Coming Together Hunger Conference with the Food Bank of Delaware again this year,” said Braeden Mannering, founder of Brae’s Brown Bags. “The whole idea is to really have a chance to teach youth about food insecurity and about the importance of good healthy habits. But more than that I really want to be able to empower kids, because we are change makers and we can make the world a better place for everyone. Every life is important.”

Brae’s Brown Bags provides healthy snacks to the homeless.

Registration:Registration is $50/person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch; Registration is available atwww.fbd.org/comingtogether

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