MCC Daily Tribune

Reminder! SUNY Food Insecurities Conference at Monroe Community College - June 12

This is a reminder to register for the inaugural SUNY Food Insecurities Conference at Monroe Community College, a symposium dedicated to addressing the significant and complex issue of food and housing insecurities among college students, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in the Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Rochester, New York.

The conference will look at key findings of a national groundbreaking study on basic needs insecurity in higher education and explore how campuses across the State University of New York system and the SUNY Food Insecurity Task Force are supporting students struggling with access to fundamental daily resources. A significant number of today's college students lack regular access to nutritious food, safe housing, regular transportation, and affordable child care. In addition to negatively affecting students' well-being, basic needs insecurity impacts their ability to thrive academically and graduate. It is time for all of us to focus on serving the whole student so that all students have a stronger chance of succeeding.

The morning session will feature keynote speakers Dr. E. Christine Baker-Smith O'Malley, Senior Research Manager of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University, Philadelphia; and David Croom, Assistant Director for Postsecondary Achievement and Innovation of Ascend, The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C. The afternoon session will feature keynote speaker Leila Costa, Sustainability Manager for Sodexo in Atlanta.

To register or view the schedule for this event, please visit MCC's website at The registration deadline date is Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

If you have any questions, please send them to: You can also share your comments on this event or topic on Twitter using the hashtag #SUNYFoodAction.

SUNY's 64 campuses have made great strides in addressing food insecurity, but there is more we can do to improve equity on our campuses by ensuring all SUNY students have access to the resources they need to succeed. Please join us for what promises to be an insightful and inspiring dialogue on supporting student success.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to join us at the conference, a link will be provided in advance for you to view the conference in your office. The link will be provided in an upcoming Daily Tribune.

Kress, Anne
Office of the President