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Getting the Maximum Benefit from Technology

In San Diego, people began lining up as early as 2:00 a.m. to receive a box of food and the line stretched around the block. Today, people are waiting 30 minutes or less and being served with more dignity than ever before. Hear how two San Diego food banks collaborated and built the capacity of their food distribution partners and volunteers. Learn about communicating with partners for maximum network participation as well as developing a systematic implementation plan for shared case management. You will also learn how these groups collect demographics that inform program and fund development and how using ID cards, scanning and mobile technology gives these groups efficiency and dignity.

Category:

Food Banks/Pantries

Presenter:

Shelly Parks
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Shelly Parks, originally born in Minnesota, made San Diego home when she moved west to attend a Social Work Master’s program at San Diego State University. She has since gained her Licensure in Clinical Social Work and is most passionate about fighting hunger in the community – ensuring that all San Diegans have enough good, nutritious food to thrive.
Kelcey Ellis
Feeding America San Diego Food Bank
Kelcey Ellis is a San Diego, CA native and serves as the Director of Programs for Feeding America San Diego, where she oversees all relationships, programs and capacity building with partner agencies, schools, senior sites, Mobile Pantries, military sites, CalFresh (SNAP), CACFP, SFSP and all nutrition education and healthcare partnerships at FASD. She earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center and served as an AmeriCorps Nutrition Educator for Harvesters—The Community Food Network.

Learn:

  • Communicating with partners for maximum network participation
  • Developing a systematic implementation plan for shared case management
  • Collecting demographics that inform program and fund development

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