United Way of the Midlands is holding a Food Security symposium

Mar 20, 2017

United Way of the Midlands is addressing the issue of food insecurity this week at a symposium on Wednesday morning at UNO.

Justin Dougherty, director of community impact at UWM, says the goal of the symposium is to bring members of the community together to listen, learn and understand better topics that are impacting people daily. 

Dougherty says the conversation will revolve around those individuals in the community who are struggling to put food on their tables every day.

"We are bringing together some panelists that all focus on different areas in our community that deal with health, food and nutrition.  And having them discuss the current need, how it looks nationally and what local efforts are currently happening as well as what other efforts could be, should be or might be soon happening that are going to help diminish this current situation.”

Dougherty says United Way defines food insecurity as people having to choose between buying food and paying bills, not knowing where their next meal will be coming from.

He says the Food Security symposium takes place Wednesday morning at 7:30 in the UNO Milo Bail Student Center. 

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