Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Thursday, October 5 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Libraries: Fighting Childhood Food Insecurity Year-Round For a Better Future!

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Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance and undesired behaviors. In Minnesota only 17% of qualifying children have access to a nutritious snack or meal. Libraries are perfectly placed to help alleviate the food insecurity by participating in the Summer and Afterschool Meal programs and serving a meal or snacks to children. Learn about program requirements, if your library qualifies and how you can improve young lives in your community with meals!


Jenny Butcher

Outreach Lead, Summer And At-Risk Meal Programs Community Nutrition Programs, Minnesota Department of Education
Jenny Butcher is Outreach Lead for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and At-Risk Afterschool Meals at the Minnesota Department of Education, Community Nutrition Programs. She conducts outreach and technical assistance to expand these child nutrition programs statewide with schools... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
Meeting Room 113

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