If you missed the conference or want to revisit it, a video recording of the morning and luncheon presentations is now available.
2019 SUNY Food Insecurities Conference Video
Thank you to those who attended and supported the conference.
Monroe Community College is pleased to host and sponsor the first SUNY Food Insecurities Conference on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, dedicated to addressing the significant and complex issue of hunger and basic needs insecurity among college students. The conference is free and open to all interested educators and community members.
A significant percentage of today’s college students lack regular access to food. In addition to negatively affecting students’ well-being, food insecurity impacts their ability to thrive academically and graduate.
Bringing together campus and community stakeholders with leaders in the field, the conference will look at key findings of a national groundbreaking study on basic needs insecurity in higher education and enhance understanding of colleges’ responsibility for being part of the solution. Panelists from academia, business and community resource centers will share their experiences with establishing programs and strategic local partnerships aimed at alleviating the problem.
We know that we can do more together: working in collaboration and partnership in service of our students. We want to learn what is working and how we can build on this foundation for a stronger future.
Please join us for what promises to be an insightful and inspiring discourse on supporting student success.
Anne M. Kress
President, Monroe Community College
Co-chair, SUNY Food Insecurity Task Force