June 6, 2023 -June 8, 2023
Hosted at City Harvest

For more information:
518 801-5741

Our Guest Speakers

Kristine Ellsworth

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Senior Engineer

Lorenzo Macaluso

Lorenzo Macaluso

Center for Eco Technology

Chief Growth Officer

Other Speakers

FANO Retail Partners Team

Feeding America


Agri Food Engagement Director, FANO

Kim Cicero

Procurement Manager, Feeding Westchester

Michael Fowles

Vice President of Supply Chain & Distribution, City Harvest

Donor Recognition

Williams Farms

Discussion & Insight

  • FNYS Updates
  • Produce Landscape
  • Food Rescue Program
  • Feeding America
  • Agency Services
  • Center for Eco Technology
  • New York State DEC
  • Future Funding
  • Opportunities
  • Breakout Sessions & Workshops
  • Tours of City Harvest
  • Foodbank for NYC

Meeting Agenda

8:30am-9:00amBreakfast & IntroductionsIce Breaker Activity, Housekeeping
9:00am-9:15amMeeting KickoffDan Egan, Executive Director FNYS
9:15am-9:45amProduce: Where are We and What Have We Learned?Jim Germain, Director, Statewide Produce & Logistics, FNYS
9:45am-10:00amDonor Recognition – WIlliams FarmsJim Germain, Director, Statewide Produce & Logistics, FNYS
10:00am-10:15amAgri Food Engagement & Supply ChainBekah McMurrain, Agri Food Engagement Director and Amy Houser, Supply Chain Manager (East Region)
10:15am-10:30amFNYS Grants: Where are We?Kathleen Stress, Director of Research FNYS
10:45am-11:00amNYS Department of Enviromental Conservation UpdateKristine Ellsworth, Senior Engineer
11:00am-11:15amFood Rescue: Where are We and What Have We Learned?Jay Hawkins, Food Rescue Manager FNYS
11:15am-11:30amRetail Partnerships, Opportunity Report, ReportingFANO Retail Partnership Team
11:30am-11:45amEnabled Agency VideoFNYS, FANO, FW, and Foodlink
11:45am-12:00pmFeeding Westchester’s Agency Enablement JourneyKim Fraser, Procurment Manager and Ryan Brisk, Director of Operations FW
12:00pm-12:15pmCenter for Eco TechnologyLilly Hoch, Program Manager CET
12:45pm-1:00pmCity Harvest Operations Overview (How do they measure success and efficiency?)Michael Fowles, VP of Supply Chain & Food Distribution
1:00pm-1:45pmCity Harvest TourMax Hoffman, Associate Director of Supply Chain
2:00pm-4:00pmProduce: Where are we going? How can we be better?Working Round Tables
2:00pm-4:00pmFood Rescue and Feeding Westchester: Where are we going? How can we be better?Working Round Tables
2:00pm-4:00pmGrants, What funding opportunities would you like us to engage?Working Round Tables
4:00pm-4:30pmGroup Reports and Takeaways – Lessons LearnedTable Leads will share feedback
4:30pm-5pmFood Bank Awards, GiftsFNYS Team


Conference registration is free for all attendees. 

Covered costs: Feeding NYS will reimburse costs for 1 hotel room for 2 nights (6/6-6/7)  for each food bank when booked through the Holiday Inn link provided. In addition, Feeding NYS will cover the cost for all attendees for dinner on Tuesday, June 6, and the cost of breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, June 7. 

To book your room with our block at the Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown Hotel NYC with a 10% discount, book online here. Instructions on using your tax-exempt status for your reservation to follow.

Additional attendees: Feeding NYS invites additional attendees from our member food banks to the summit. However, we cannot reimburse hotel costs for additional attendees. We encourage you to use our booking link and discount. Hotel prices may vary depending on time of booking.

Please note: Transportation to and from the Summit and parking at the hotel ($38-$48/night) are not covered by Feeding NYS.