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North Shore Hunger Network Attends FRAC’s 2013 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

NSHN Attends 2013 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
Executive Summary
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Members of the North Shore Hunger Network had a successful visit to the Food Research and Action Center's (FRAC) National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington D.C. March 2 through March 5 that culminated in a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill. Thanks to support from the Essex County Community Foundation, three members of the North Shore Hunger Network (NSHN) Beverly Bootstraps, Our Neighbor's Table and The Open Door were able to attend, represented by Gus McDonald (BB), Lori Townsend (ONT), Jen Perry (TOD) and Sarah Grow (TOD).

During two days of intense workshops and networking, NSHN representatives attended 24 Workshops focusing on both direct and indirect anti-hunger policy practice that included but was not limited to Advocacy Building, SNAP Outreach, Innovative Approaches to Address Senior Hunger, Data Matching, and Strategic Partnering with Schools to Implement Child Nutrition programs. (Please see attached complete report of each workshop.)

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