Could it be done? Eliminating hunger in a state? No other state is
closer to this goal than North Dakota. Although our state claims one of the
lowest rates of hunger and food insecurity in the nation, still 7.8 percent, or
about 56,430 people in our state don’t have enough, at times, food for a healthy, active life for all family
members and don’t have reliable access to nutritious and affordable food.
This September, the Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition
will bring together people working to make a hunger-free state. The Creating Hunger-Free Communities Summit
will be held September 17-18, 2015 at the Event Center in central Bismarck.
Speakers from national organizations including Feeding America and the
AARP Foundation, regional organizations including the Minneapolis Branch of the
Federal Reserve Bank and School Meals that Rock and North Dakota’s own food and
hunger experts will share ideas and experiences with those who attend. Music
and visual displays will also be part of the conference experience. To take
advantage of even more to do and see while in Bismarck, plan to stay on for the
Downtowners’ Street Fair taking place September 18-19.
Save the dates of September 17-18, 2015 now…and stay tuned for more
details in the coming weeks.
Do you share the vision of a hunger-free North Dakota? Join us at the
Creating Hunger-Free Communities
Summit in Bismarck and return home with plans for what you can do to end hunger
in your community!