Date:Wed, 8 Sep 1999 17:50:57 -0700 (PDT)
To:Community Food Security Coalition <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From:Linda Elswick <email@example.com>
Subject:INVITATION: NATIONAL SUMMIT ON COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY
OCTOBER 14 AND 15, 1999
NATIONAL SUMMIT ON COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO END HUNGER
Chicago, Illinois & at local Satellite Downlink Sites
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL SUMMIT ON COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY?
Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Summit will mark World Food
Day by mobilizing communities and individuals to make comprehensive commitments to cut
American hunger and food insecurity in half by the year 2015. To reach the goal, the
1. Generate commitments to fight hunger and strengthen local food systems;
2. Highlight best practices that are already working to bolster food security;
3. Develop new innovative partnerships; and
4. Increase national awareness of the problems of -- and solutions to --- food insecurity
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SUMMIT?
Anyone who is interested in fighting hunger and building their local food system can
participate by attending the central Summit site in Chicago or any of hundreds of World
Food Day satellite downlink sites. There is no registration fee. Attendees will
× Community Delegations. Develop a community delegation to attend the Summit. These
delegations would include the key local stakeholders such as municipal officials, food
security and anti-hunger leaders, farmers, businesspeople, and community-based nonprofit
× State Delegations: We urge Governors and state-wide organizations to create a state
delegation that includes key state constituencies such as state officials, state
nonprofit groups, state farming groups, businesses, tribal leaders, anti-hunger and food
security groups, and foundations.
× Committed Community and State Leaders: If it is not possible to form a delegation, we
urge committed organizations and individuals on the local and state level to join us.
× National Leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE SUMMIT?
× Technical assistance workshops
× Community/State/Regional Meetings
× Networking with local, state and national leaders
× Sharing of best practices
× Development of local, state, and national commitments
HOW CAN PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATE?
Fill in the attached form and fax it to (202)479-6801. For participants traveling to
Chicago, room reservations must be made at the Wyndham Chicago
Hotel (the central Summit site) by September 13th (phone number: 312-
573-0300. Please note, there is a limited number of rooms available from the Wyndham at a
special rate of $129.00 plus tax. If you have questions about the conference content,
contact Janna Paschal at (202) 720-5402
TENTATIVE AGENDA (All Times Central Time)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14
8:30 am - 1:30 pm - Site Visits (sponsored by the Community Food Security
9:00 am - noon - USDA Community Food Security Liaisons Training
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Opening Session
2:45 - 5:00 p.m. - Technical assistance workshops by local and national experts on:
Community infrastructures, Economic and job security, Federal
nutrition assistance safety net, Supplemental food provided by non-profit groups,
Community food production and marketing, Education and awareness, Research and
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Welcoming Reception
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15*
* All events below will occur at central Chicago site; only events occurring between
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. will be broadcast to a downlink site.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00a.m. Morning Plenary
10:00 a.m.- Noon Technical Assistance Sessions
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Plenary Session
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. World Food Day Broadcast
2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Community/state/regional delegation meetings
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony
NOTE: The Community Food Security Coalition's Annual Conference, Toward a Just and
Democratic Food System, will be held in Chicago October 14-17. It will feature a main
plenary on the global food system, workshops on a variety of topics, short courses, field
trips to local food systems and more. This conference greatly compliments the Summit. For
more information, contact the CFSC at 310-822-5410,or firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION FORM (There is no registration fee. Lodging is the attendees'
Preferred Badge Name:
Check all applicable:
I will participate in the Summit at:_____ Central Chicago Site ___ Local downlink Site
(specific information will follow)
Delegation type preference: ____ State ______ Tribal _____ Community _____Other
Will use Summit to: ____ Make new commitments ______ Highlight best practices
Fax to: (202) 479-6801, e-mail to email@example.com or mail to Crystal Penn,
Graduate School, USDA, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 280, Washington, DC 20024; call
202-314-3465 with registration questions. For attendees requiring overnight
accommodations in Chicago, there is a block of rooms at the Wyndham Chicago Hotel
available through September 13 or until filled.
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