Latest Conference Updates

Join us in the nation’s capital for inspiring speakers, informative sessions, and opportunities to learn about CACFP and the important topics affecting the program:

  • CACFP Advocacy Institute: Becoming Agents of Change;
  • Sponsoring CACFP: Strengthening and Expanding Program Operations, Marketing, and Outreach;
  • USDA CACFP Program Update;
  • Team Nutrition Training and Resources: Offering Multicultural Menus, Training Staff, and Engaging Children and Youth; and
  • Vegetarian Meals and Snacks for CACFP Programs: Procurement, Planning & Preparation.

More topics to come …

Only Female Physician in Congress to Keynote Breakfast Plenary

Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D., (D-WA) will address attendees during the Breakfast Plenary on March 2, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in the Regency Ballroom. As a pediatrician, she has a unique understanding of the needs and struggles facing families. The Congresswoman will share her perspective on the importance of federal nutrition programs in improving and supporting food security, health, and well-being across the lifespan of low-income people. As a member of both the House Education and Labor and the House Agriculture Committees, she will provide valuable  insight on priorities for protecting  and strengthening child nutrition programs and SNAP.

Tips to Get You Ready to Rock Capitol Hill

  • Senator Casey to Kick Off Lobby Day on March 3: Be sure to get a boost of inspiration and energy before heading to meet with your Members of Congress! Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will spearhead the conference’s Capitol Hill Anti-Hunger Lobby Day Launch on Tuesday, March 3, from 8–9 a.m. in the Palladian Room of the Omni Shoreham. As a champion of federal nutrition programs on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Casey will share his keen insights on effective strategies and game-changing legislation for critical nutrition programs that address poverty and hunger in communities across America. A grab-and-go breakfast will be provided.
  • Download FRAC’s Tips for Capitol Hill Visits: Arranging Your Visit (pdf).
  • Need help arranging your Capitol Hill visit? Contact Lauren Badger at FRAC or Corey Malone-Smolla at Feeding America.

New This Year! State Fair: Marketplace for Innovation

The Omni Shoreham’s Regency Ballroom will be converted into a literal market place of advocacy, outreach and best practices. Gather and exchange innovative ideas from your peers in the anti-hunger community. The range of topics will include: Summer food and afterschool meal program models; SNAP outreach; state SNAP advocacy campaigns; college hunger; WIC and early childhood food programs; senior nutrition; CEP and breakfast after the bell; unpaid student lunch debt; EITC outreach; census and voter registration information; among many others. The Fair also will include a “Genius Bar” that will be staffed by FRAC and Feeding America lobbyists to assist you with all your lobby day questions.

Sponsorship Prospectus Available

Sponsoring the Conference provides an opportunity to raise your company’s profile as a philanthropic leader that is committed to being part of the solution to ending hunger in America. Download the prospectus and find out more

Pre-conference training session on Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

Additional details coming soon

“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