5th Annual Education and Leadership Conference

Finding Your Link

Registration Deadline is April 16, 2004


They used to tell me I was building a dream with peace and glory ahead.

Why should I be standing in line just waiting for bread?

– Harburg Gorney, From the song Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Dear Friends:

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? I used to think it was a song that applied only to another era, a time when people were on the streets or living in boxcars on the railroad, and then I saw it. I used to think children in tattered clothes were from another time or another country, and then I saw them. I used to think soup lines were in some far away distant past, and then I saw one. I used to think people couldn’t really be hungry, in my America, and then I saw them.

Homeless shelters have replaced the boxcars, our children are living in poverty and soup lines and hunger are parts of our landscape.

Our response is only as strong as our weakest link. We need to strengthen our network and our resolve by linking together. We need to learn from each other how to serve with dignity, how to offer nutritional foods, how to work together to create change.

The 5th Annual Education and Leadership Conference will strengthen the links in our network. We will come together and combine our strength and pool our resources. We will forge our links with the fires of commitment and collaboration, welding our connections, providing the key to change.

Get excited and prepare to spend May 10 and 11, 2004 with your colleagues in the emergency food assistance network!

Join us in Finding Your Link.

Conference Planning Committee

To download the Conference Invitation and Registration PDF from please click here.


If you have any question about the Conference, please contact;

Denise Youngsteadt-Parrish, Conference Coordinator, Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks,

 (614) 221.4336 or [email protected].


A special session is being offered to FOODBANK STAFF Monday, May 10, 2004.



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from the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.