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Thursday, October 22

experience the power of CONNECT at work in over 1,800 cities in 49 states

When People Work Together,
Great Things Happen!

Coming together, from across the country, are passionate and courageous caregivers who are on the “front lines” of fighting hunger in America.  They are coming to learn from each other, share best practices, and explore innovative approaches that make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and families.

Talking points include:

  • Addressing COVID-19 challenges and increased demand for food.
  • Ensuring that people are served in a safe, respectful, and dignified way.
  • Using innovative technology to eliminate paperwork and streamline distribution.
  • Developing mutually beneficial, community partnerships for greater impact.
  • Using data to make better informed decisions, measure results, and increase funding.

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space is limited

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Affinity Groups

We hope this virtual summit will pave the way for friendly online gatherings of food bank stakeholders, from across the country. These interactive settings can be a great opportunity for caregivers to connect, share best practices, and explore innovative solutions for combating hunger in their communities.

Why  attend?

learn

This is a great opportunity to learn from innovative leaders and practitioner from across the country. They will show you how to sustain and accelerate your mission — making it more efficient, effective, and resourceful.

share

Listen to many remarkable stories of best practices that are make a real and lasting difference at local and regional levels of outreach. You will meet those who could serve as a technical advisor to your organization.

explore

Get a front row seat to collaborative discussions among leaders of food banks — from rural, city-wide, and regional levels of engagement.  Watch as they explore emerging trends, creative ideas, and innovative solutions.

2020 Community Impact Summit

This National Summit is different — unlike any conference you have attended.

For one thing, it's virtual — available online with live video and audio. Here's your chance to learn what other food banks are doing to face new challenges caused by COVID-19. They will share their best practices, which could help you address your complex challenges in more simple, efficient, and effective ways.

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Summit Schedule

ONE DAY EVENT

Thursday, October 22

10:00 am* — 5:30 pm

*Central Time Zone — (8:00 am on the West Coast, and 11:00 am on the East Coast)

Agenda

  • Our first Session begins at 10:00 am, followed by other Sessions throughout the day.
  • We do not break for lunch, so that we can maximize our short time together.
  • Please consider registering early — to save your space at this virtual Nationwide Summit.

Session #1:

Proven Best Practices — West Coast

Serving San Diego County, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and their North County Food Bank chapter feed 350,000 people every month in partnership with 500 nonprofit community partners that operate feeding programs. Their nonprofit partners include: food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income day care centers, senior centers, faith-based organizations, schools, and day centers for the elderly and disabled.
— San Diego Food Bank website, Hunger Facts & Research

10:05 am — 10:10 am
10:00 am — 10:05 am
10:30 am — 10:50 am
10:50 am — 10:55 am

Welcome Everyone

  • Joey Yarber — Summit Host / Moderator
  • Mike Simon — Summit Co-host

Keynote Speaker

  • Shelly Parks — Director of Programs, San Diego Food Bank

Video: San Diego Food Bank

  • Super Pantry Program — TV News Report

Keynote Speaker

  • Vanessa Ruiz — Vice President of Operations, San Diego Food Bank

Video: Now it's Possible

  • New breakthroughs that can "move the needle" on poverty and hunger
10:10 am — 10:30 am
10:55 am — 11:25 am

Panel Discussion / Q&A

11:25 am — 11:30 am

Quick Break

Session #2

Oasis insight — New Features

Big opportunity to see new and exciting features in Oasis Insight. These streamline distribution — ensuring that individuals and families are better served.
We will show you how to use barcode scanning, signature pads, and paperless data collection. These speed the process of identifying clients, quickly providing them food, and keeping track of distributions and their impact. We will also show you new innovative tools that address the challenges of COVID-19.
  • Kiosk Mode — Now, clients can be handed an iPad, or sit at a computer on agency premises, and fill out their own intake form digitally. Our advanced Kiosk Mode allows clients to apply “online” for assistance from a helping agency.  Clients simply go to a secure web link, via any Internet connection, and provide information that is sent to a helping agent who assesses needs and coordinates assistance.
  • Client Scheduling - You can now create and configure appointments for clients. With handy features such as recurring events and capacity limits, you can streamline your operations and logistics.
  • Client Broadcasts - You can send mass text message (SMS) and voice (text-to-speech) broadcasts to your clients. This is a great way to inform your clients quickly and easily with news and updates from your organization.
11:35 am — 12:05 pm

Training of New Features

  • Kyle Minckler — Trainer & Implementation Specialist
  • Isaac Simon — CEO of Simon Solutions
11:30 am — 11:35 am

Introduction

  • Joey Yarber — Summit Host / Moderator
12:05 pm — 12:25 pm

Questions / Answers

12:25 pm — 12:30 pm

Quick Break

Session #3

Proven Best Practices — East Coast

Millions of children and families living in America face hunger and food insecurity every day.  According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 37 million people in the United States struggle with hunger — of them 11 million are children.  Though many of us may not realize the grave disparities that exist in our own communities, people struggle with hunger in every county and congressional district in the United States.
— Feeding America, feedingamerica.org

12:30 pm — 12:35 pm
1:15 pm — 1:35 pm
12:55 pm — 1:15 pm
1:35 pm — 2:05 pm

Welcome Everyone

  • Joey Yarber — Summit Host / Moderator
12:35 pm — 12:55 pm

Keynote Speaker

  • Alexis Weaver — Senior Manager for Partner Network Capacity, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Keynote Speaker

  • Peter Crasto-Donnelly — Operations Manager, The Food Pantries for the Capital District

Panel Discussion / Q&A

Keynote Speaker

  • Jonathan Tetrault — Vice President of Distribution Services, Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Christina Peretti — Assistant Director of Programs and Community Capacity, Greater Boston Food Bank
2:05 pm — 2:10 pm

Quick Break

Session #4

Proven Best Practices — mid america

Our communities and our world face such complex problems that we no longer can solve them by gathering a few experts in a room and letting them dictate change. Many of us now understand that the emerging problems that communities face have such complex origins that we can only fix them if we use comprehensive community problem-solving efforts rather than single-focused approaches. We need to meet and communicate and partner with each other, and we need to include representatives from all parts of our communities.

— Tom Wolff, The Power of Collaborative Solutions
2:10 pm — 2:15 pm
2:55 pm — 3:15 pm
2:35 pm — 2:55 pm
3:15 pm — 3:45 pm

Welcome Everyone

  • Joey Yarber — Summit Host / Moderator

Keynote Speaker

  • Amanda Agee — Assistant Director, God's Outreach Madison County Food Bank

Keynote Speaker

  • Tracy Ayrhart — Director of Research and Evaluation, Central Texas Food Bank

Panel Discussion / Q&A

Keynote Speaker

  • Casey Cowan — Director of Client Services, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
  • Leilani Ocasio — Client Services Manager, Northwest Arkansas Food
2:15 pm — 2:35 pm
3:45 pm— 3:50 pm

Quick Break

Session #5

Best Practices — open dialogue forum

Get a front row seat to collaborative discussions among leaders of food banks — from rural, city-wide, and regional levels of engagement.  Watch as they explore emerging trends, creative ideas, and innovative solutions.
4:00 pm — 5:25 pm

Round-table Discussions

  • Food Bank specialists and innovators from across the country
3:50 pm — 4:00 pm

Welcome

  • Joey Yarber — Summit Host / Moderator
  • Isaac Simon — CEO of Simon Solutions
5:25 pm — 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Joey Yarber — Summit Host / Moderator
5:30 pm

End of 2020 Summit — to be continued in 2021

This 2020 Virtual Summit will be recorded.
Go to Simon Solutions website and click the Webinars link.

Innovative Caregivers from across the Country

Here's your chance to learn from passionate and experienced specialists who are "on the front lines" of combating hunger in their communities. They are here to share their remarkable stories of the revolutionary ways children, adults, and families are better served.

Speakers & Collaborators

Vanessa Ruiz

Vice President
of Operations
San Diego
Food Bank
San Diego, California
vruiz@sandiegofoodbank.org
858-863-5114

Shelly Parks

Director
of Programs
San Diego
Food Bank
San Diego, California
sparks@sandiegofoodbank.org
858-863-5143

Tracy Ayrhart

Director
of Research and Evaluation
Central Texas
Food Bank
Austin, Texas
tayrhart@centraltexasfoodbank.org
512-220-2674

Christina Peretti

Asst. Director of Programs and Community Capacity
Greater Boston
Food Bank
Boston, Massachusetts
CPeretti@gbfb.org
617-427-5200

Liz Gomez

Director
of Client Services
Alameda County
Community Food Bank
Oakland, California
egomez@accfb.org
510-435-1313

Jonathan Tetrault

Vice President
of Distribution Services
Greater Boston
Food Bank
Boston, Massachusetts
jtetrault@gbfb.org
617-598-5000

Leilani Ocasio

Client Services
Manager
Northwest Arkansas
Food Bank
Bethel Heights, Arkansas
leilani.ocasio@nwafoodbank.org
479-282-6014

Casey Cowan

Director
of Client Services
Northwest Arkansas
Food Bank
Bethel Heights, Arkansas
casey.cowan@nwafoodbank.org
479-419-5684

Amanda Agee

Assistant
Director
God's Outreach Madison County Food Bank
Richmond, Kentucky
mandygodsoutreach@gmail.com
859-623-2220

Shelley Mann

Assistant Director
of SNAP
Food Bank
for the Heartland
Omaha, Nebraska
smann@foodbankheartland.org
310-845-5033

Peter Crasto-Donnelly

Operations
Manager
The Food Pantries for
the Capital District
Albany, New York
peter@thefoodpantries.org
518-458-1167 ext. 117

Trine Solis-Jackson

Director
of Agency Services
South Plains
Food Bank
Lubbock, Texas
tjackson@spfb.org
806-763-3003

Amy Dierlam

CalFresh
Outreach Director
River City
Food Bank
Sacramento, California
adierlam@rivercityfoodbank.org
916-233-4075

Alexis Weaver

Senior Manager for
Partner Network Capacity
Atlanta Community
Food Bank
Atlanta, Georgia
alexis.weaver@acfb.org
678-365-4272

Isaac Simon

Chief
Executive Officer
Simon
Solutions
Nashville, Tennessee
isaac@simonsolutions.com
256-764-0633

Kyle Minckler

Training and
Implementation Specialist
Simon
Solutions
Bella Vista, Arkansas
kyle@simonsolutions.com
256-764-0633

Joey Yarber

Community
Impact Specialist
Simon
Solutions
Florence, Alabama
joey@simonsolutions.com
256-764-0633

Summit Venue

Live Broadcast — on the Internet

using Zoom Web Conferencing

Connect with your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Watch it alone or with a group of co-workers at your office — or watch it from the comforts of your home.

Ways to watch:

  • Live Broadcast at web link sent to your email address, after you register.
  • See it on Facebook Live
  • Watch recording — available after the summit on our Simon Solutions website.
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Who we are

Collective Community Impact

experience the power of CONNECT

at work in over 1,750 cities in 48 states

We are a growing national movement of innovative caregivers who are helping people live healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives.

We work at thousands of helping agencies — charities, churches, food banks, homeless shelters, schools, hospitals, foundations, and more. We are learning how to align our unique strengthens and collectively tackle tough community challenges with greater force and success. Results are remarkable!

Accelerating our success, are exciting new breakthroughs in networking technology, cross-sector collaboration, and community impact tools — designed to transform lives and communities.

Watch this video and see how it is now possible to "move the needle" on poverty, hunger, health disparities, and more!

For more information...

Joey YARBER
Community Impact Specialist
256-764-0633
Mike SIMON
Community Impact Specialist
256-764-0633

Our mission is to connect and mobilize a large host of community impact specialists.  They will equip community stakeholders, across the country, with new knowledge and capacity-building tools that can “move the needle” on poverty, hunger, health disparities, and other complex challenges.  And, they will help communities learn how to collectively identify, connect, and coordinate their local resources in more powerful and productive ways.

CONTACT US

256-764-0633 — talk to Joey or Mike

Supporting Partners

2020
Community Impact
Virtual National Summit

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Advancing a More Networked, Collaborative,
and Comprehensive Approach to
Transforming Lives and Communities

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National Impact

Number of Cities Using SSI Solutions
1,804
Number of
People Served
12 million
Average Annual Savings to Budgets
48 million
18%
91%
Duplication  Reduced As Much As
$857 million
Community Dollars Contributed
Number of
Charitable Acts
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