Breakout 4

Wednesday, 10:35am-11:35am


College Student Food Insecurity: Learning from a Multi-Site Study 

Dr. Nathan Alleman, Baylor University 

Dr. Sarah Madsen, Baylor University 

Dr. Cara Cliburn Allen, Baylor University 

In this session, attendees will learn about college student food insecurity across three affluent, selective institutions. The session will share insights from a multi-site qualitative study with over 200 hours of interviews with students and administrators. Attendees will leave with practical, structural, and cultural solutions to college student food insecurity. 

Location: Second Floor, Beckham


Why Community Partnerships Are Crucial to Any Prevention Program Success 

Kenneth Castillo, Voice of Hope 

Join Voice of Hope: The Lubbock Rape Crisis Center and learn about their strategic planning process for cross-prevention and the community resources being used to prevent sexual violence and hunger. 

Location: Second Floor, Baines


Feeding Texas Fall 2021 Focus Groups 

Shaleia Thompson, Feeding Texas 

The goal of the Feeding Texas Fall 2021 Focus Groups was to hear directly from community members with lived experience of hunger. Feeding Texas held three trauma-informed focus groups in which participants self-selected to discuss issues impacting their ability to access food, utilize food assistance programs, and participate in civic engagement. The information gathered in these focus groups will be used to develop Feeding Texas’ next legislative policy agenda, as well as inform future methods for engaging with food bank clients. 

Location: Second Floor, White


A Look at Summer Meals in Texas During COVID-19 

Dr. Jodien Johnson, Baylor University 

John Puder, Baylor University 

Using the 2020 and 2021 Summer Meals Sponsor Surveys we will present an overview of summer meals in Texas during COVID-19. We will focus on successes and challenges identified by sponsors, coupled with insights from BCHP field staff to discuss lessons learned during the pandemic. 

Location: Third Floor, Lipscomb


Building Food System Resilience to Disasters: An Equity-Centered Planning Guide for Local Governments and their Partners 

Elsie Moore, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Natural and human-made disasters can severely impact food systems and food security. This session will focus on the role of local governments in helping to strengthen food system resilience and build equitable and just food systems before, during, and after disruptive events. The session will share findings from a collaborative Community of Practice that included representatives from five cities in the United States and researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Center for Applied Public Research. 

Location: Third Floor, Claypool


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Community Organizing 

Moderated by Katie Nye, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty

Don Arispe, Ph.D., Center for Formative Action and Reflection 

Kerri Fisher, Baylor University 

In this session, participants will hear from Don D. Arispe, Ph.D., a BCHP Advocacy Board Member and community development consultant, and Kerri Fisher, a Senior Lecturer and the DEI Consultant Committee Chair at Baylor's Garland School of Social Work. They will answer questions about how to incorporate evidence-based Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices into community organizing work. 

Location: Third Floor, Cowden


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