Friday, May 4—KILLINGTON—The Vermont Foodbank will hold its annual Hunger Action Conference on Friday, May 4 at Killington Grand Resort Hotel 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference is a full-day educational event that will provide over 300 attendees from the charitable food sectors with training regarding poverty and hunger, food systems, health, and best practices to help them positively impact those most in need in their communities.
This year’s conference will focus on diversity and inclusion. “The work of ensuring that all Vermonters have access to high quality, nutritious food is an important step toward a more equitable society,” said Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles. “And to truly live those values, it is important that we all embrace diversity and inclusion in this work – both through our interactions within our organizations and with those we serve.”
Keynote speaker Dr. Jude Smith Rachele, Ph.D. will help unpack the nuances of unconscious bias. She will work with attendees to bring to light elements of human nature which sometimes get in the way of doing good work, with a focus on attitudes towards cultural and personal differences.
Killington Grand Resort is located on East Mountain Road, Killington. Registration is open and conference details can be found at vtfoodbank.org/HAC.