2:00 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC
Presented by Chad Conaty
The Hunger Games trilogy depicted a fictional dystopian society of wealth and poverty, but in our and every community, hunger is no game. Chad Conaty, from Manna FoodBank, will discuss the scope of food insecurity issues in Western North Carolina and the progress, programs, policies and advocacy efforts aimed at meeting one of humanity’s most basic of needs. Chad will also discuss issues surrounding food cycling, reducing waste, improving nutrition, combating food deserts, Federal and State anti-hunger programs, and the role of Manna FoodBank.
Chad B. Conaty, Director of Philanthropic Engagement, has worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector for more than 15 years and joined MANNA FoodBank in 2016. He has served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia and returned to lead a non-profit social enterprise, Alive and Kicking. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at West Virginia University and an MBA with Honors at the University of Birmingham in England. He thoroughly enjoys working for MANNA and the quality of life that the Asheville area provides for him and his family.
Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome.