Latest Conference Updates

Now Online: Draft List of Workshop Topics and Themes

Download the Draft List of 2019 AHPC Workshop Topics and Themes to help you start planning your conference experience. Please note that the list is subject to change.


Columbia, SC Mayor to Deliver Keynote

We are pleased to announce that The Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, SC, will be our keynote speaker during the Breakfast Plenary on Monday, February 25.


2019 CACFP Leadership Track Theme Announced

National CACFP Leadership Track theme is CACFP Innovation, Dedication, Celebration.

The track will feature inspiring speakers, informative sessions, and opportunities to learn about:

  • Advocacy: CACFP Innovation, Dedication, Celebration
  • USDA CACFP Updates
  • Successful CACFP Strategies: Child Care, Afterschool, and Homeless Programs
  • Innovations in CACFP Procurement: Affordable Healthy Foods for CACFP Child Care and Afterschool Programs
  • Partnerships and Funding Sources to Support CACFP Participation and Healthy Appealing CACFP Meals and Snacks
  • Making CACFP a Multicultural Success: Serving a Diversity of Families
  • Early Childhood Nutrition

The CACFP Leadership Track is held in conjunction with the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference February 24-26, 2019.


Pre-conference training session on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Anti-Hunger Bootcamp 101: An Entry-Level Course in Public Policy, Political Process, and Anti-Hunger Advocacy for Those New to the Community
Find out more here.


News from the 2018 conference:

February 9, 2018

EXPANDED Draft Agenda Now Available

Download the draft agenda (pdf), now expanded to include workshop descriptions and presenters. Note that the draft agenda may be subject to change. In the coming days, we will update this document with new workshops and other details. Start mapping out your conference schedule now!

Plenary Speakers Now Online

Check out the roster of distinguished plenary speakers and panelists on the Plenary Speakers page.

January 26, 2018

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Charles Blow to Discuss Race, Poverty, & Hunger in America

The conference will kick off with a dynamic opening plenary featuring a conversation with New York Times columnist Charles Blow on race, poverty, and hunger in America. Blow is the author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a memoir in which he shares his journey of growing up poor and black in rural Louisiana.

Lobbying 101 Webinar Announced for February 6

Is this your first National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference? Will this be your first time making Hill visits to meet with your Members of Congress? Register today for FRAC and Feeding America’s “Lobbying 101” webinar (Tuesday, February 6, at 1 p.m. Eastern). We will prepare you for just about everything you’ll need to know and do for your Hill visits — from what you need to bring to DC to how to make your pitch. Geared to those new to advocacy, this webinar will take the stress out of your Hill visits and get you prepared (and excited) to charge Capitol Hill.

January 10, 2018

Monday Lunch Plenary Panelists Announced

Panelists for the Monday Lunch Plenary Session titled “Legislative Threats to Anti-Poverty Programs” will include:

  • Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA)
  • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden
  • Denise Forte, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation, former Staff Director, House Education and the Workforce Committee (Minority)
  • Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)

January 3, 2018

Draft Agenda Now Available

Download the draft agenda for the 2018 conference (pdf). Note that the draft agenda may be subject to change. Start mapping out your conference schedule now!

Register Now for Pre-Conference Trainings

Register now for pre-conference trainings on Saturday, February 24 at the Omni Shoreham hotel.

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“I love attending the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference because it is the one conference that pays me back all year long!  I acquire a wealth of knowledge and information from the presenters and attendees that I use for the entire year!  I leave every year already excited for the next year!”
Sonja Carvalho, Administrative Manager, Catholic Charities Maine CACFP