Child Hunger Summit

CHS croppedThank you for attending Second Harvest's first Child Hunger Summit on Thursday, September 19th at Lorain County Community College's Spitzer Conference Center. The summit convened partners from across our region to consider the impact of food scarcity on a child’s learning, physical and mental health along with the future economic impacts.

Here are the three PowerPoints shared at the event:

John Corlett - Center for Community Solutions

SNAP: Sandy Moraco - Lorain County Department of Job & Family Services

WIC: Marissa Wayner - Lorain County Public Health

 Thank to our sponsors for making the day possible: BNY Mellon, Buckeye Health Plan, Community Foundation of Lorain County, Landing Point Financial, Lorain County Community College, Nordson Corporation Foundation, Wells Fargo and our Hunger Heroes for their generous support of the summit.


Summit Steering Committee:

  • Susan Bartosch – Director of External Affairs, Second Harvest
  • Jackie Boehnlein – President & CEO, Lorain County Community Action Agency
  • Lisa Brown – Executive Director, Lorain County Community College Foundation
  • Doug Bloomfield – Retired, Nordson Corporation *
  • Julie Chase-Morefield – President & CEO, Second Harvest
  • Marissa Wayner, Director of WIC,  Lorain County Public Health
  • Samantha Flores – Program & Member Services Manager, Second Harvest
  • Victor Leandry – Executive Director, El Centro de Servicios Sociales
  • Steve Lucas – Wells Fargo
  • Beth Maiden – Executive Director, Erie County Community Foundation *
  • SueAnn Naso – President & CEO, Staffing Solutions *
  • Kevin Nelson – Regional President, Northwest Bank
  • Gayle Reeves – Fauver Co., L.P.A.,*
  • Catherine Woskobnick, Vice President, Mission & Values Integration, Mercy Health

*Second Harvest Board Members