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Emerging Leaders Society hosts Food Insecurity Panel

Posted on Tuesday, 01 November 2022

Every day, 1 in 8 of our neighbors worry about where their next meal will come from and struggle to find enough food to be filling and healthy. Families often have to choose between paying rent and buying groceries, and when they can afford food, the affordable options are often low in nutritional value leading to poor health outcomes down the road.

On October 26, United Way's Emerging Leaders Society hosted a panel on ‘Food Insecurity in our Region’, where a group of expert panelists shared what food insecurity looks like for local families and how United Way and its partners are helping communities fill the gap.

Panelists included:

  • Karen Guidarelli, Operations Director at Victor/Farmington Food Cupboard
  • Carrie Hoey, Member Services Manager at Foodlink
  • Teresa Daddis, Student Services Counselor at FLCC
  • Kari Buch, Regional Director at United Way

The event was hosted at the Finger Lakes Community College. At the event, guests also donated more than 120 food items to benefit the individuals and families served by Victor/Farmington Food Cupboard, Foodlink, and FLCC.

Panel discussion at FLCC
Panelists for the food insecurity discussion
collected food from the Emerging Leaders panel discussion
Panelists and food collected at the Emerging Leaders Panel discussion