Plenary Speakers

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. Mayor Benjamin is also President of the United States Conference of Mayors, which issues the annual Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities. He is a champion for individuals and families in need, and his insights will be invaluable as we prepare for our day on Capitol Hill.


“I’ve been attending the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference for over 10 years now and each year the content has been relevant to the policy work I am currently doing and informs the work I will begin. I leave inspired and with a pocket full of new tools, new allies and renewed inspiration for the hard work that waits for me back at home.”
Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty (CA)