Coming Together

Kids’ Track

Agenda for Kids Programming

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
Exhibits from local community organizations surrounding the perimeter of room; multimedia finalists on display for viewing/voting

Christina Ballroom

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Riverfront Ballroom

Opening remarks

Keynote remarks, Kevin Concannon, Undersecretary, United States Department of Agriculture

Keynote remarks, Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coming Together: A Political Town Hall Meeting
Riverfront Ballroom
Adults and children

Moderator: Julie Miro Wenger

Questions asked by Weston Williams, Braeden Mannering and Emma Rider to represent Delaware’s three counties

Confirmed speakers:

  • Bryan Townsend
  • Colin Bonini
  • Charlie Copeland
  • Helene Keeley

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. (Kids leave Riverfront Ballroom)

10:45 – 12:00 – Morning Session

10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Ice breaker in group

10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

11:18 a.m. – 11:38 a.m.

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

12:00 noon

1:00 p.m.
Resume stations

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

1:23 p.m. – 1:43 p.m.

1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

2:08 p.m. – 2:28 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

2:55 p.m.

Students to remain in their school group with chaperones
Closing Remarks from Braeden Mannering
Dismissal to buses


  1. Power of Words – Discussion of what a select few inspirational quotes related to hunger mean to the students and what they think the quotes mean, how do they make the students feel. This is meant to help open dialogue about the topic of food insecurity in a way which will make sense.
  2. 3B Bag Packing event/Talk about food insecurity – Packing 3B brown bags with water, a letter and three healthy snacks. Also a discussion about what food insecurity means, how it is a social injustice and what we can do as a community to improve it.
  3. Healthy eating demo – Two chefs Haile Thomas all the way out from Arizona and Tanya Steel from New York will be making healthy snacks with students. Students will learn about the costs associated and why it is important for all people to have access to healthy food.
  4. Rice Bowl Lesson – 1 in 5 children suffer from food insecurity. This lesson is a hands-on activity that applies this statistic in a meaningful and impactful for young leaders to understand and discuss the implications. Explaining that there is enough food made in the world to feed all people and asking why not everyone has access to this food and what the students think about this problem.
  5. Gardening – This activity is meant to empower students to learn how to make their own food. Growing food provides people with nutritional options and is often cheaper than buying the food in the grocery store. This food can be shared with communities as part of a community or school garden. The University of Delaware Master Gardeners will be assisting with this activity.
  6. Postcards/letters/pictures to elected officials – Students will have an opportunity to draw a picture or write a letter to elected officials to share their views and ideas regarding food insecurity, hunger, food waste and recovery or the importance of healthy eating.
  7. Money Pit – In a timed, interactive game designed by Braeden Mannering, himself, students will team up to dive into a money pit (ball pit) finding index cards with food items on them and then racing back to their table to create a nutritional meal out of their cards for under $1.25. As of 2015 (2011 statistics), the World Bank has estimated that there were just over 1 billion poor people in developing countries who live on $1.25 a day or less.
  8. Fitness – The YMCA Bear-Glasgow will be assisting kids with their Born to Move Youth Fitness Program while Food Bank staff explain how obesity is tied to food insecurity

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