Thank You!

Thank you to those who attended our Young Leaders United Speaker Series Panel Discussion on Dec. 9. We hope the conversation increased your awareness of the impact hunger has on a national and local level and the challenges so many of our neighbors are facing on a daily basis.

A special thank you to our panel of experts: Gabby McLoughlin, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University at St. Louis, Thomas Summerfelt, Vice President of Research at Feeding America, and Kellie O'Connell, CEO of Lakeview Pantry. We appreciate you sharing your insight on this important topic and offering ways we can all help to make a difference.

If you were unable to attend the event, you can view a recording of the presentation here.


Gabriella M. McLoughlin, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Washington University in St. Louis

Tom Summerfelt, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research
Feeding America

Kellie O’Connell
Chief Executive Officer
Lakeview Pantry

About Young Leaders United

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) is a group of caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers. YLU members are typically under 40 years old and engage in a wide variety of volunteer projects, networking conversations and social events.

Interested in learning more? Visit Young Leaders United landing page.

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