Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM CDT
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University of Nebraska Omaha 
Milo Bail Student Center
6203 University Drive South
Omaha, NE 68132

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Rachel Cordwin 
United Way of the Midlands 

Food Security in Our Community 
United Way Symposium Series

The symposium will focus on the realities faced by many people who live in or at risk of poverty, who experience hunger far too often.  There are multiple factors that influence how much food people have access to, how healthy it is and how often they eat.  Key factors include poor access to grocery stores, quality and cost of food, transportation, nutrition awareness and time. Area experts will examine local and national perspectives on the issue of food security, and explore the community efforts focused on eliminating hunger and increasing access to healthy food. Learn about local collaboration efforts to ensure all individuals and families have proper nourishment to live long healthy lives.


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Susan Ogborn – President and CEO, Food Bank for the Heartland 


  • Craig Howell – Shared Services Coordinator, Hunger Collaborative
  • Rachel Olive – Executive Director, Hunger Free Heartland
  • Adi M. Pour – Ph.D., Director, Douglas County Health Department
  • Courtney Pinard – Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition 



Symposium Series Partners

United Way of the Midlands
Buffett Early Childhood Institute
University of Nebraska Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center