As food insecurity continues to be a growing concern in the region, the Junior League of Greenwich is hosting a panel on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00pm to shine light on this important topic. Taking place virtually, speakers from local nonprofits and government agencies will discuss how their organizations are managing increased demand, the impact Covid-19 is having on food insecurity in Greenwich, and how the community can help.
Speakers currently confirmed include:
- Margaret Goldberg, Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor Greenwich
- Lynne Stewart, Director of Operations, Meals on Wheels of Greenwich
- David Rabin, CEO, Greenwich United Way
- Demetria Nelson, Commissioner, Greenwich Department of Human Services
- Julie DesChamps, Founder, Waste Free Greenwich
- Debbie Vetromile, Executive Director, The Transportation Association of Greenwich
- Moderator: Clarena McBeth, President, Junior League of Greenwich
As these organizations and others respond to an unprecedented demand for food, the Junior League’s Done in a Year committee has spearheaded several programs and initiatives focused on food insecurity. With the fall’s Community Harvest Supper and December’s Merry Meals, the Junior League has raised awareness and funds, as well as provided hundreds of meals to survivors of domestic abuse.
For more information and to sign up for this free event, visit https://www.jlgreenwich.org/food-insecurity-panel/.