Rural Child Hunger Summit 2021: Emerging Strategies in Food Access in Health Care Settings

Grantees from the No Kid Hungry Rural Clinical and Community Food Access Innovations Cohort will discuss community-centered approaches to increase access to healthy food through produce Rx and voucher programs in partnership with referring local health providers. These pilot projects in Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, and Oregon will serve families with children experiencing food insecurity.


Did you know? Earlier this month, the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices established its first “Promising Practices to End Rural Child Hunger” learning cohort to support and glean lessons learned from nine organizations working to end childhood hunger in their rural communities. Learn more in this blog post.


Kelleen ZubrickKelleen Zubick, Health Strategies Director, Share Our Strength

Kelleen directs Share Our Strength’s strategies to address food insecurity and to integrate access to child nutrition programs.

Meghan ChanceyMeghan Chancey, Program Coordinator, Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance

Meghan focuses on the intersections of community partnerships and health in promoting healthy eating and reducing food insecurity

Carrie ThielenCarrie Thielen, Community Health Program Manager, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Carrie specializes in the development, implementation and evaluation of population health programs at the state and local level.

Brenda WilliamsBrenda Williams, Healthy Food Coordinator, Communities Unlimited

Brenda Williams has 17+ years of experience in community outreach and engagement, with demonstrated leadership of strategic initiatives.

Nonie WoolfNonie Woolf, Chair of FAST Blackfeet

Nonie has created and led nutrition, dietetics, and healthy cooking classes. Nonie retired in 2010 and is now chair of FAST Blackfeet.

Mackenzie SachsMackenzie Sachs, Registered Dietitian, FAST Blackfeet

Mackenzie Sachs, RD, focuses on food and nutrition education and developing curricula for healthy eating using traditional foods.