Workshops & Tracks

Check out the list of 2020 workshops that you won’t want to miss! 

Anti-Hunger Boot Camp 101: an entry-level course in federal nutrition program advocacy for those new to the community

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2:00-5:30 PM (it includes a networking break — with snacks!)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC (Anti-Hunger Policy Conference site)

Learn from seasoned pros how the federal nutrition programs operate and how you can fully engage in advocacy to strengthen and protect them. This pre-conference session will provide new or early career advocates and first-time conference attendees with the following take-aways and benefits:

  1. a brief overview of federal nutrition programs: SNAP, early childhood (WIC and CACFP), school-based (breakfast and lunch), out-of-school time (afterschool snacks and meals, and summer meals), older adult nutrition programs, and commodity assistance (TEFAP and CSFP);
  2. the basics of the legislative process; and
  3. tools of the trade for effective anti-hunger advocacy.

An “open mic” segment will provide ample time for all your questions.

Note: This 101 session will be very similar to the one offered at the 2019 conference and is back by popular demand.

“This is ‘the big show’ for anyone working to end hunger in America. I’ve been attending for a decade, and I’m still learning something new every time. It’s easy to develop tunnel vision in our work; the policy conference opens up my thinking, and reminds me that I am part of a national movement. It can be frustrating building progress in what feel like regressive times. The policy conference renews my commitment, and reminds me how many others share it.”
JC Dwyer, Chief Strategy Officer, Feeding Texas