Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, particularly on vulnerable populations in our community, youth and child food insecurity in Greater Lowell has been exacerbated. Middlesex County has the country's third-highest projected increase in youth food insecurity—a 143 percent increase. At this annual gathering, we will discuss the impact of youth and child food insecurity, regional efforts to address it in the short term, and proposed ideas at a systemic level to change the future.
*The formal meeting is scheduled to end at 11:30 a.m., but there will be time for additional conversation and open networking from 11:30-11:45 a.m.
Topics will include:
- Overview of Greater Lowell youth & child food insecurity, including data from a GLCF- conducted survey of food providers
- Implications of youth & child food insecurity, including the impacts on education/academic performance and mental health
- Pilot program ideas to address systemic changes
Conversation Leaders include:
This program is presented in partnership by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Philanthropy Massachusetts, Nathaniel & Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation, and The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation.
Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the meeting.