Reimagining the Cafeteria: A FoodCorps Partner Summit

Join us for a convening of FoodCorps leaders and partners in change! Participate in one or both days of this two-day gathering, featuring engaging workshops, discussions, and strategy sessions.

Special Guests
Curt Ellis, FoodCorps Co-founder and CEO
Dorothy McAuliffe, Social Justice Advocate and Former First Lady of Virginia
Eric Goldstein, Chairman, Urban School Food Alliance, CEO of School Support Services, NYC Department of Education
Aliya Hussaini, Portfolio Director—Health, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

RVSP by May 29

Special thanks to the Shah Family Foundation


Schedule

 

Tuesday, June 5

Site visits at local Boston schools
10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Various; RSVP for more details

School Lunch by Brigaid
1:00 – 2:00pm

Location: The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02108

Featuring

  • Jill Shah, Shah Family Foundation
  • Dan Giusti, Brigaid

Community Voice as a Motivator for Change: A Facilitated Dialogue
2:00pm -3:30pm

Location: The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02108

Featuring

  • Beth Zschau, FoodCorps
  • Laura Benavidez, Executive Director, Food & Nutrition Services, Boston Public Schools
  • Makenzie Mackin, Director, Lynn Food & Fitness Alliance, City of Lynn, Public Health Division
  • Lara Lepionka, Founder & Executive Director, Backyard Growers
  • Catalina Lopez-Ospina, Director of Food Access, City of Boston
  • John Wang, The Food Project, Lynn

FoodCorps Partner Reception
5:00pm -6:30pm

Location: Shah Family Foundation*
353 Newbury Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA, 02115
*Please note this venue is only accessible by one flight of stairs.

Featuring: Superintendent Tommy Chang, Boston Public Schools

Wednesday, June 6

Location: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Roxbury, MA 02119

Networking breakfast
9:15am – 9:40am

Opening Inspiration
9:40am – 10:00am

Featuring

  • Curt Ellis, FoodCorps Co-Founder + CEO
  • Eric Goldstein, Chairman, Urban School Food Alliance, CEO of School Support Services, NYC Department of Education

Human-Centered Design in the Cafeteria: An Interactive Panel + Workshop
10:00am – 11:15am

Featuring

  • Lucy Flores, FoodCorps Director of Program Design
  • Tom De Blasis, (tbd) collective

Break
11:15am-11:25am

Strategy Session: Healthy School Food Procurement
11:25am – 12:55pm

Featuring

  • Aliya Hussaini, Michael + Susan Dell Foundation
  • Cecily Upton, FoodCorps Co-Founder + VP of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships
  • Chris Keevil, Wellspring
  • Jon Olinto, Co-Founder, B.GOOD
  • Natalie McKinney, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation
  • Taly Salamon, Campbell’s Soup Company

Break
12:55pm – 1:05pm

Keynote Lunch
1:05pm – 2:05pm 

Keynote Speaker: Dorothy McAuliffe, Social Justice Advocate and Former First Lady of Virginia
Remarks by Rodney Taylor, Food Services Director, Fairfax County, Virginia

Closing Toast
2:05pm – 2:15pm 

Featuring: John Gomperts, America’s Promise Alliance

Transportation

The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
100 Hanover St, Boston 02108

Closest public transit: Haymarket Station on Orange and Green T lines and various bus lines.

Parking: Parking facilities nearby (0.1-0.4 mile).

 

Shah Family Foundation*
353 Newbury St, 2nd floor, Boston 02115

Closest public transit: Hynes Convention Center Station on Green T line and 1, 57, and CT1 bus lines.

Parking: Parking facilities nearby (0.1-0.3 mile).
*Please note this venue is only accessible by one flight of stairs.

 

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington Street, 6th floor, Roxbury

Closest public transit: Adjacent to Dudley Square bus station (various lines). Closest train is Roxbury Crossing on the Orange T line (0.6 mile).

Parking: Two-hour parking available on the street and in nearby lots. No on-site parking available.

 

Accommodations

To make your visit to Boston for the Summit as easy and enjoyable as possible, we’ve put a hold on a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott-South Boston, 1.5 miles from the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building and easily accessible via public transportation. The room rate is $239 per night plus 14.45% tax; guests are responsible for all charges. Quantities are limited and rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book, please contact the hotel directly at (617) 436-8200 or use this link, and reference the “FoodCorps Partner Summit.”

Questions? Contact Kate Davis, FoodCorps Director of Philanthropic Engagement, at kate.davis@foodcorps.org or 646-893-2661.

 

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