This is the story of how an unlikely partnership led to life changing opportunities for SNAP participants. In this session, we hear how the Kansas E&T program partnered with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and how that successful collaboration has given SNAP participants in Kansas the necessary skills sets and the pathway to move forward toward sustainable employment. A special guest appearance by an E&T participant now working as an FSIS inspector will be included.
- Ruth Tipton, Assistant Director FAE&T and Special Projects, Kansas Department for Children and Families
- Dr. Evan Sumner, Deputy District Manager, Food Safety and Inspection Service
- Liz Simmons, Management Analyst, Food Safety and Inspection Service
- Lisa Strunk , Employment & Training Program Administrator, Kansas Department for Children and Families