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What: The Food Summit: From Hunger to Plenty in Our Communities
When: Tuesday, Aug. 6
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Avery County High School
Cost: $5 (includes lunch) 
Originally published: 2013-08-02 12:12:24
Last modified: 2013-08-02 12:13:08

MANNA Food Summit at Avery High August 6

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This coming Tuesday, centrally located Newland will host MANNA Food Bank’s 16-county convention on hunger in Western North Carolina. The Food Summit: From Hunger to Plenty in Our Communities aims to address a local issue with local answers.
The summit takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Avery County High School in Newland. Registration fee is $5 and includes lunch, and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and the summit continues until 4:30 p.m.
The summit is meant to be a gathering of stakeholders at every level of the food system. “Community leaders, emergency food providers, nutrition educators, researchers, gardeners, cooperative extension, departments of social services, and hunger advocates (will gather) for a day of workshops and discussion around addressing hunger. The problem lives in our communities, but so do the answers,” according to MANNA’s website.
Terri Farless, MANNA’s Eastern Zone outreach coordinator, said the summit is about sharing knowledge between food providers about the best models for different food scarcity issues.

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