PRESS FROM THIS EVENT:
Panelists address hunger among borough’s seniors (Times Ledger) - April 17, 2017
The Aging in New York Fund is partnering with Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, the NYC Department for the Aging, State Society on Aging, United Neighborhood Houses of New York and York College - CUNY to host “Hunger, Health, and Aging: A Queens Food Insecurity Forum."
Food insecurity is when a person experiences reduced quality, variety, or desirability of food in their diet. This event will feature representatives from community-based organizations that have an interest in reducing food insecurity locally, particularly among Queens older adults. Featured panelists include:
Nick Freudenberg - Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
Joel Berg - Chief Executive Officer, Hunger Free America
Jenique Jones - Director of Program Operations, City Harvest
Amy Richards - Coordinator, Partnership for a Healthier Queens, Make the Road NY
Barbara Turk - Director of Food Policy, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Light refreshments will be provided. City and Queens-based organizations will be available to answer questions about food access services.
Please RSVP by noon Friday, March 24th. If you have any questions, please call the NYC Department for the Aging at (212) 602-4464.