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The Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions, chaired by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, will host its 8th annual Dallas Hunger Summit on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

The focus of the 2019 Dallas Hunger Summit is on creating equitable communities. This half day event will bring together individuals and representatives from over 200+ businesses, nonprofit organizations, diverse faith communities, education and healthcare systems, social service agencies, and philanthropic and government entities to discuss.

Speakers and panelists will look at the intersection of healthy food access and community health in Dallas through an equity lens. They will address what a healthier environment would look like, and explore the innovative, collaborative steps communities are taking locally, statewide and nationally to assure access to healthy, nutritious food and optimal health for all.

Speakers and panelists to include:

Yvette Wingate, Ed.D., Tarrant County Public Health, Equity and Community Engagement

Myriam Igoufe, Ph.D., Vice President of Policy Development and Research, DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas and Fair Housing Expert

Jeremy Everett, M.Div., Founder and Executive Director, Texas Hunger Initiative

Arturo Vargas, CEO, National Association of Latino Elected Officials and Civic Engagement Advocate

Loretta Landry, Senior Director, Child Poverty Action Lab

Valerie Smith, MD, St. Paul Children’s Foundation, Tyler, Texas

Laila Alequresh, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Innovation, City of Dallas

Susan Williams, Associate State Director of Advocacy and Outreach, AARP Texas

Valerie Hawthorne, Ph.D., Government Relations Director, North Texas Food Bank

Edward Turner, 2020 Dallas Census Implementation Coordinator, City of Dallas

Sara Albert, J. D., LL.M., Food Law and Policy Expert

A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Limited scholarships are available. Contact wyonella_henderson-greene@baylor.edu or call 214-951-7780 for more information.

We're excited to have the State Fair of Texas as a host and partner again this year. The Summit has also been made possible in part through the generous support of the Dallas Baptist Association, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Episcopal Foundation of Dallas, National Council of Jewish Women-Greater Dallas Section, North Texas Food Bank, Parkland Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

Date & Time

September 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center
1403 Washington Street
, Texas

When we feed our neighbors, we nourish the entire community