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Virtual Event to Focus on Strategies for Hunger, Nutrition, Health

HATFIELD — A coalition of legislators and advocates will gather for a debrief and a Massachusetts-focused strategy session on the heels of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

The event will be held over Zoom on Friday, March 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required; click here to register.

“Our shared goal is to end hunger in Massachusetts and across the United States by 2030, to tackle diet-related disease, and to strengthen local farms and the food system,” U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern said. “This meeting builds on the White House Conference and the urgent national conversation about hunger and health by focusing on the needs and opportunities in Western Massachusetts.”

Attendees will include leaders from across the five westernmost counties of Massachusetts, including anti-hunger agencies, food-justice organizations, farm advocates, public-health officials, and healthcare providers. McGovern will share a progress report on what’s happening at the state and federal levels to support this work at home.

This event is co-hosted and organized by the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Growing Places, Stone Soup Cafe, CISA, the Springfield Food Policy Council, the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative, Project Bread, and the Western Mass. state delegation, including state Sen. Jo Comerford and state Rep. Mindy Domb.