2020 Rural Child Hunger Summit


Virtual Summit | 10:30 AM - 3:15 pm EDT on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

No Kid Hungry's Rural Child Hunger Summit went virtual! We hosted this event online on March 31st from 10:30am - 3:15 pm EDT. The Virtual Rural Child Hunger Summit was a series of webinars hosted on Zoom. 

Agenda details and session recordings are provided below. You can also check out our recap of the virtual Summit that includes key themes and lessons learned.


Opening Remarks + COVID-19 Update

We kicked off the day with a conversation about the impacts of COVID-19 on child nutrition programs, especially in rural communities. No Kid Hungry and partners share the latest on what we are seeing and hearing across the country as we engage with local, state, and federal partners on a coordinated response.

View session materials and recording here: http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/webinars/virtual-rural-child-hunger-summit-opening-remarks-covid-19-update


Racial Equity and Community Resilience in Food Systems, Policy, and Program Delivery

How can communities best organize to build just and sustainable food systems? What structural and historic racial inequities are at play that perpetuate hunger and poverty, and how can federal programs intended to serve those in need be more racially equitable in their design and implementation? Hear from two leading thinkers as they engage in conversation around the connection between racial equity and justice in our food system, social safety net, and society at large.

View session materials and recording here: http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/webinars/virtual-rural-child-hunger-summit-session-1-racial-equity-and-community-resilience-food


Power of Native Youth: Creating Solutions to Hunger Issues and Addressing COVID-19

Engaging youth is more important than ever to empower rural communities and address hunger. This session features Native youth leaders who have been doing anti-hunger work in their own communities across Indian Country. These leaders share their stories, including how they got involved and the challenges they faced at the outset. They also discuss specific issues Native youth are facing in response to COVID-19, the importance of the youth voice in their food systems, and how funders can support Native youth in these efforts.

View session materials and recording here:: http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/webinars/virtual-rural-child-hunger-summit-session-2-power-native-youth-creating-solutions-hunger


Healthcare’s Role in Feeding Hungry Children During a Public Health Emergency

A live discussion with non-profit and healthcare leaders from across the country who talk about what they are doing and learning as they aim to reduce food insecurity for children during this public health emergency.

View session materials and recording here:: http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/webinars/virtual-rural-child-hunger-summit-session-3-healthcares-role-feeding-hungry-children


Embracing Community Perspectives and Cultures in Program Design and Delivery

There is growing interest in working with communities to co-create solutions and build capacity to address pressing needs – from fighting hunger to delivering health care – with the voice and perspective of community members at the core. Effective co-creation and interventions start with cultural competency among providers. This session’s panelists share successful strategies for building competency and offer examples of how they established trust in their work with diverse communities.

View session materials and recording here: http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/webinars/virtual-rural-child-hunger-summit-session-4-embracing-community-perspectives-and-cultures


Closing Remarks

If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea MacCormack at cmaccormack@strength.org.