In an effort to offer as many scholarships as possible, FRAC and Feeding America will offer scholarships to cover registration fees only this year. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is December 14, 2018.

To apply, simply register for the conference as a “Scholarship Applicant.” You will then be asked to answer a few short questions regarding your work, and interest in the conference, as part of your registration.

If you are nominating someone with lived experience (we define ‘lived experience’ as facing hunger at some point in life and/or personally utilizing nutrition programs) for a scholarship through the Feeding America network, please email, and do not complete a scholarship application through the registration system at this time.

Registering as a scholarship applicant does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship at a later date. If you do not receive a scholarship, you will be guaranteed the early bird registration rate of $350 (or the student rate of $295, if applicable) should you still choose to attend the conference.

Questions? Email Emma Ditto at FRAC ( or Thao Nguyen at Feeding America (



“The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference has been a great opportunity to deepen my knowledge in current food policy issues and best practices in communications strategy for anti-hunger policy. Each year our organization benefits from the excellent resources provided to enrich our work with lawmakers and constituents in advocating for a society that places elimination of hunger at the very top of the list. The skills we have learned have helped us form solid communications plans revolving around supplemental nutrition programs and build relationships with lawmakers and constituents alike. I highly recommend program and communications directors as well as staff attend the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. Together we can eliminate hunger in the United States.”
Benjamin Russell, Communications Director, Public Policy Center of Mississippi