Webinars and Trainings

As part of our FEAST Leadership Network, we will be offering quarterly webinar trainings on a variety of topics related to community food systems and FEAST community organizing. Everyone is invited to join. To be added to the FEAST Leadership Network sign up here. For questions please contact Tracy Gagnon.

Upcoming Webinars

Food Justice
Wednesday, July 15, 10:30-11:45 a.m. PST; 1:30-2:45 pm EST

What is food justice and how can emergency food providers support food justice efforts? During the webinar, Jess Powers from WhyHunger will outline what food justice means and two organizations will discuss how they use food justice to inform their work. Mireille Massac from Child Development Support Corporation in Brooklyn will discuss the injustices she sees in her neighborhood and the solutions the pantry has put in to place. Shannon Cogan from Portland’s Sisters Of The Road will talk about how her organization offers a space to empower community members, dine with dignity, and organize for justice and human rights for all. 

Our Presenters: 
Jess Powers is the Director of WhyHunger’s Nourish Network for the Right to Food. Jessica is based in New York and is responsible for leading a team of advocates on the WhyHunger Hotline and developing capacity building resources for emergency food providers through the Clearinghouse on topics such as nutrition education and food sourcing.

Shannon Cogan is immersed in every aspect of Food Justice as a year-long Jesuit Volunteer with Sisters Of The Road, a community space and cafe in Portland, Oregon. She facilitates conversations, creates messaging, and is hosting the first season of Sisters’ in-house farm stand. 

Mireille Massac is the Community Relations Manager of Child Development Support Corporation a non-profit organization in Brooklyn, NY that provides a wide range of services to the community, helping families and individuals to become self-sufficient and self-reliant. Ms. Massac’s responsibilities include advocating for access to healthy food for pantry clients, promoting locally-grown, sustainable agriculture, and managing the first indoor hydroponic farm linked to an emergency food pantry in New York City. 

This webinar is presented by Closing the Hunger Gap and Oregon Food Bank.

To register follow this link.

Future Webinars


Archived webinars

April 8, 2015
View recording of webinar here.
February 25, 2015 
View recording of webinar here.

January 15, 2015 
View recording of webinar here.
October 8, 2014
View recording of webinar here.
July 9, 2014 
View recording of webinar here.

May 7, 2014:
Food Hubs: From On-the-Ground to Virtual
View recording of webinar here.

February 5, 2014:
Forming a Regional Food System Organization - Council or Coalition?
View recording of webinar here.

October 2, 2013:
Moving Beyond FEAST


Join the FEAST Leadership Network

For questions please contact Tracy Gagnon. To be added to the FEAST Leadership Network sign up here.