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BIG Cafe: Special Event! Feeding America

March 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

FREE
From Georgia Southern BIG:
“On behalf of Georgia Southern University’s Business Innovation Group (BIG) and the Georgia Grown Innovation Center (GGIC), we invite you to join this important conversation about Feeding America with Chris Flint, Executive Director, Southeast Regional Cooperative.  Chris is doing major impact work that benefits both farmers and our nation’s needy. Join us to learn more about how his organization works with others across the nation to feed America! 
WHEN & WHERE 
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • 11:00 am – 1:30 pm  (Talk, Special Guests, Discussion & Lunch included)
Georgia Grown Innovation Center

25 South Terrell Street
Metter, GA 30439

 
RSVP
QUESTIONS?
  • Catherine Blake (770) 883-1117 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Growers
  • Food Processors
  • Agrigators 
  • Researchers & Educators
  • Ranchers (Protein, Produce and Processing of any kind)
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Entities
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • How the Southeast Regional Cooperative helps fight hunger by connecting you with USDA and Department of Agriculture grant funding opportunites. 
  • How the Southeastern Regional Cooperative supports food banks by acquirting #2 produce and protein that farmers may not otherwise be able to market. 
  • How the Southeast Regional Cooperative acquires #1 products through USDA and Georgia Department of Agricultural grant funding. 
  • How you can recoop revenue on product that otherwise you might not be able to bring to market. 
  • How IRS guidelines allow you to make food donations to charitable organizations as a write-off. 
BENEFIT TO YOU
  • Develop a relationship with the Southeast Regional Cooperative value chain.  
  • Sell certain products to the Southeast Regional Cooperative that you otherwise might not have a market for. 
  • Discover tax liability savings by providing food to non-profit organizations. 
  • Learn about the issues and find out how you can get involved. 
SPEAKER & SPECIAL GUEST
 
Chris Flint, Executive Director, Southeast Regional Cooperative 
Chris Flint is the executive director of the Southeast Regional Cooperative, an affiliate of the Feeding America Network that does sourcing and logistics for food
banks. He is also the director of Lay Servant Ministries for the Central West District of the United Methodist Church. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector
Chris worked for Sysco Foods for 25 years in various marketing and procurement leadership roles. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of
Alabama as well as a master of arts in leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary. Chris and his wife Tara live with their three daughters in Marietta,
Georgia. Whenever possible Chris enjoys making music and gardening.
Please help us spread the word! We hope that you can join us! 

Details

Date:
March 16, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
https://research.georgiasouthern.edu/big/

Venue

Georgia Southern University Business Inovation Group
62 East Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458 United States
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Phone
912-478-0872

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