Following the guidance offered in the White House Toolkit for Partner-Led Convenings, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Indy Hunger Network, No Kid Hungry – Indiana, Bread for the World – Indiana, and Snapdragon Consulting & Advocacy planned and facilitated multiple opportunities for Hoosiers to inform the conversation on how to end hunger by 2030.
The principal method for collecting feedback was a hybrid in-person/virtual Indiana Listening Session to End Hunger, held in Indianapolis and via Zoom on July 7, 2022. Additional ways were created for individuals unable to attend the July 7th event to submit their input via email, Google Form, or connecting directly with our dedicated project manager. These options were communicated to a broad audience of Hoosiers via email, social media, and our project website, and we strongly encouraged individuals with lived expertise of food insecurity to join the conversation. To this end, we offered compensation to participants with first-hand experience of hunger.
The Indiana Report to White House included:
Input from 100+ individual Hoosiers in this conversation, which included our July 7th Indiana Listening Session to End Hunger.
Participants hailing from 35 cities across Indiana.
More than 20% of participants with personal experience / lived expertise of food insecurity, grounding the conversation in the realities of hunger and poverty in Indiana.
A broad range of anti-hunger advocates from 74 organizations who came together to share their insights on ending hunger in Indiana and across our country.
We look forward to hearing the National Strategy on Wednesday, September 28 from the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.