In honor of 50 years of community action in Vermont, the Office of Economic Opportunity is hosting a series of one-hour discussions on poverty every month in 2014. The sixth of these discussions will feature Marissa Parisi, Executive Director, Hunger Free Vermont, and will take place on Thursday, June 26 from 10am to 11am. Reserve your Webinar seat now here. Space is limited! More about the event from OEO:
Topic: Ending the Injustice of Hunger and Malnutrition in Vermont with Marissa Parisi of Hunger Free Vermont
Description: Do you believe we can end hunger in Vermont and in our country? The mission of Hunger Free Vermont is to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Hunger Free Vermont has a plan to end hunger in our lifetimes by addressing the root causes of the problem. Join Marissa Parisi, Executive Director of Hunger Free Vermont to learn about their work and how they have helped Vermont lead the way in ending hunger in the US. In particular, she will explain why Hunger Free Vermont is working towards creating a universal meals model in all of Vermont’s schools as a key strategy to end childhood hunger. Marissa is the Executive Director of Hunger Free Vermont, a national leader on outreach, advocacy, and education on ending hunger and malnutrition. Since joining the organization in 2009, Marissa has grown Hunger Free Vermont to include outreach on senior nutrition, increased nutrition education programming, and expansion of the Hunger Councils to five counties in Vermont. She has a Master of Science Degree in Human Services from Springfield College and recently completed the Senior Leaders Program at Columbia Business School. She is a member of the Governor’s Council on Pathways From Poverty, chair of the Vermont Women’s Fund Council, and on the Corporator Board at Northfield Savings Bank.