LUM Participates in “The Hunger Summit”
Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director, Serves on Panel
This morning at the Temple Israel in West Lafayette, Joe Micon, LUM executive director, served on a panel at The Hunger Summit.
The Hunger Summit was moderated by Mitch Davis from Hunger Free Indiana. Panelists included representatives from local and state food banks and agencies as well as health and nutrition educators. In attendance were concerned citizens, the mayors of Lafayette & West Lafayette, a Tippecanoe County commissioner, several faith leaders, food pantry directors and local agency representatives. The dialogue was lively and focused on hunger and food instability in Tippecanoe County. The participants were encouraged to ask questions and offer ideas for innovation and improvements to current programs and services. One important conversation was related to how the government shutdown has impacted food banks and food assistance programs for local families, including families served by Lafayette Urban Ministry.