Breakout 3

Tuesday, 4:45pm-5:45pm


Partners in Health: Lessons Learned from Implementation of a Healthcare/Food Bank Partnership 

Valerie Smith, St. Paul Children’s Services 

Crystal Dykes, St. Paul Children’s Services 

Kinsey Thompson, St. Paul Children’s Services 

A healthcare and food bank partnership with The East Texas Food Bank, Smith County Food Security Council, St. Paul Children's Services, and University of Texas Health Science Center was developed with a goal of increasing food insecurity screening and connecting patients to food resources in the East Texas Community. Attendees will learn how the partnership was developed, early results, lessons learned, and plans to extend the program with a focus on how other communities might develop similar programs. 

Location: Second Floor, Beckham


The Structure of Collaborative Partnership: Relational Wisdom in a Crisis Weary World 

Dustin Benac, Th.D., Baylor University 

In response to the crises that confront our communities, collaborative partnership provides a means to generate collective action and social change. This session will explore the structure of collaborative partnership by drawing on original empirical research in a new book, Adaptive Church: Collaboration and Community in a Changing World. Participants will leave with a framework to understand and cultivate the partnership that can respond to a crisis weary world. 

Location: Second Floor, Baines


Urban Farming, Youth Programs,and Cultivating Community Change and Nutrition Education

Doree Collins, Un-Included Club

Hear from the leader of an innovative after-school program in Temple, TX share about transformative practices in gardening and youth development.

Location: Second Floor, White


COVID-19 Financial Hardships: An Analysis of Households Participating in Meals-to-You 

Dr. Jodien Johnson, Baylor University 

Dr. Carson Menken, Baylor University 

Dr. Mackenzie Brewer, Baylor University 

Using data of households participating in the Meals-to-You project during 2020, we analyze the financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, we highlight the unequal financial impacts of the pandemic by household type, with a particular focus on the presence of a disability or health condition. Along with several other financial hardships, households with a disability and a health condition were more likely to be food insecure. 

Location: Third Floor, Lipscomb


Hunger Free Communities in the US: Panel 

Mary Herbert, Baylor University 

Anahid Brakke, San Diego Hunger Coalition 

Wyonella Henderson-Greene, Baylor University 

This session is a facilitated panel featuring representatives from Hunger Free San Diego and the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions. Attendees will learn about the origin and process for each coalition, advice for creating a coalition in urban communities, and best practices for food security work, including innovative projects. 

Location: Third Floor, Cowden

Baylor University Garland School of Social Work
811 Washington Ave.
Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 710-6900