Lobby Day

Conference attendees have the opportunity on the third day of the conference to go to Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress and staff regarding policy priorities outlined throughout the conference. The day will begin by hearing brief remarks from a few Members who are significant to our work (i.e. Members who sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee). FRAC and Feeding America staff can assist in scheduling visits prior to arrival in DC. Hill visit materials are supplied to all conference attendees.

For assistance in scheduling your Hill visits or for other inquiries regarding Lobby Day contact Lauren Badger at FRAC or Carrie Calvert at Feeding America.

Lobbying 101 Webinar

Is this your first National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference? Will this be your first time making Hill visits to your Members of Congress?

Our Lobbying 101 webinar (date and time to be announced) 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. On the webinar, we will discuss persuasive advocacy strategies from seasoned lobbyists guaranteed to provide you with helpful advice for your meetings. The webinar will also highlight practical tips for Hill visits, including how to frame your issues, craft “your ask,” and how to follow-up from back home.

Check out slides from FRAC and Feeding America’s 2017 “Lobbying 101” webinar.

Download FRAC’s Tips for Capitol Hill Visits: Arranging Your Visit (pdf).


“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