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Summer Education Series

Summer Education Series

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to helping members of the community understand the complexities and root causes of hunger and poverty, as well as the organizations working together to build and sustain hunger free communities. Throughout the Summer Education Series, Natasha Thompson, Food Bank president and CEO, will welcome several of our content experts who have helped the Food Bank expand our services in response to COVID-19.

School Food

Our first guest is Mark Bordeau. Mark is the Director of Food Service for Broome-Tioga BOCES. He serves as the president of the School Nutrition Association and is also a member of the Governor’s Food Policy and Hunger Task Force. Mark has three decades of experience in child nutrition, and he’s created a highly successful school food program that manages cafeterias across 15 districts in Broome and Tioga Counties. He developed the Rock On Café, a marketing program to promote increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk. In addition, Mark has not only served on our Board of Directors, but he is a current member of our Advocacy Committee.

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