Media Advisory

Immediate: November 28, 2018

Annual SUNY Food Insecurity Conference at Nassau Community College Thursday, November 29

Garden City, NY

Who:  State University of New York (SUNY) Food Insecurity Task Force
What:  Annual Food Insecurity Conference
When:  Thursday, November 29, 2018; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  The Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building (CCB)
Why:  SUNY is proceeding with the design and development of food pantries on its campuses in response to NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s interest in the subject. NCC’s NEST — begun in 2015 and one of the first campus food pantries on Long Island — is considered to be a model for the entire SUNY system. SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall will be speaking at the conference. The Governor’s Task Force on Food Insecurity will be represented by several members of the various constituencies within the SUNY system. Randi Shubin Dresner of Long Island Harvest will be in attendance, as will representatives from Farmingdale, Stony Brook, Old Westbury, LIU Post, Queensborough, Adelphi, Molloy, Marymount Manhattan, and others. Also speaking will be Elmont resident Mike Braun, who is President of the Student Assembly for all of SUNY.

Media Contact
Kate Murray;; 516.572.0611

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