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Ernest Hooper: Groups combating hunger to join forces for summit at Amalie Arena

Published Aug. 7, 2017

As head of the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, Caitlyn Peacock has moved from hunger outreach to collaborating with other food providers.

Yet Peacock still occasionally participates in food distribution efforts. And she grows emotional thinking of the hungry faces of children she sees.

It's those images that drive Peacock and the Network to End Hunger. In partnership with the Alliance to End Hunger, the network will convene the National Sunshine Summit to End Hunger Nov. 6-7 at the Amalie Arena.

Part of the summit will allow attendees to submit a proposal for up to $20,000 in funding to advance an innovative idea to help combat hunger. An information session for those interested in submitting proposals will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Attic, 500 E Kennedy Blvd.

For these advocates, ending hunger isn't a lofty ideal — it's a tangible goal. The yearning to cure this ill should be as insatiable as a craving within an empty stomach. For more information, visit summittoendhunger.com. …

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Concussions stand as one of the most troubling factors in football today, and the issues that first arose on the pro and college level have trickled down to high school and youth players.

On the next episode of That's All I'm Saying at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on WEDU-PBS, I'll lead a discussion about how the concussion debate is changing the game for its youngest players. …

The third annual Beer and Bow Ties event, set for 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Cuban Club, is a fun event with a serious mission: raising awareness on local suicide prevention efforts and lending support to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Learn more at beerandbowtiestampabay.com. …

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