Meeting Archive:
Help Youth Find a Free Meal this Summer

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Patrice Chamberlain, @CA_SummerMeals
Director of Public Services, Pueblo City-County Library District

Marnie Webb, @webb
Hotline: 1-866-3HUNGRY or 1-877-8HAMBRE
Share Our Strength
Text Service: Text FOOD to 877-877

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Meeting Description:
Join us in this free webinar to learn about how you and your organization can increase the numbers of youth who benefit from free meals in your community this summer. You can make a difference, even if you are not a meal provider! Libraries, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations can help fight youth hunger by sharing information about local free summer meal sites.
Only one in six children who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program take advantage of the Summer Food Service Program. Children who regularly had access to nutritious meals during the school year may be undernourished or hungry over the summer, even when free meals are available in their community. Government agencies and community-based organizations are working hard to change this reality.
You'll hear from special guests with expertise in this area:
  • Marnie Webb, CEO of Caravan Studios, who will talk about referral tools to help reduce the hunger gap in your community, including, Share Our Strength, and Range, a new free mobile app designed to locate free meal sites for youth this summer.
  • Michael Cox, Director of Public Services at the Pueblo City-County Library District (CO), whose library serves meals and refers youth to other meal sites in the area.
  • Patrice Chamberlain, Director, California Summer Meal Coalition will talk about youth hunger and share how the Summer Meals program improves access to nutritious meals and builds community in the process.
Please bring your ideas, experiences, and questions. Come join us in the fight to end youth hunger!

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Date: Wed, May 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Crystal Schimpf
 Presenter Information
Marnie Webb
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Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global. Caravan Studios’ collaborative approach uses a theory of technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most. Caravan Studios recently launched Range, a mobile app that helps locate free summer meals for youth. This app can be used by community based organizations to share information and make referrals for youth and their families.

Michael Cox
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Michael Cox is a librarian with a service heart for building community engagement. As the Director of Public Services at the Pueblo City-County Library District, Michael oversees the Books in the Parks program which brings books, programs and meals to parks in under served areas of the city. He believes that learning begins with fun and that the library's role of supporting learning and content creation extends outside the library building.

Patrice Chamberlain
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Patrice Chamberlain, MPH, directs the California Summer Meal Coalition, a statewide collaborative dedicated to combatting childhood hunger and obesity by increasing access to subsidized summer nutrition programs. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the Coalition, bringing together leaders from across disciplines to help children in low-income communities access healthy food when school is out.

Crystal Schimpf
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Crystal Schimpf is a librarian and trainer with a passion for program design and digital literacy. She has worked on training and digital literacy projects with the Colorado State Library, High Plains Library District, the R-Squared conference, and the Public Library Association. Follow her on twitter: @crystalschimpf