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Meet the plenary speakers

We’ve got a dynamite lineup of keynote speakers at this year’s conference.

Tuesday, March 16: Opening Plenary
Fighting Hunger, Economic Insecurity, and Racism in America

  • Janie Simms Hipp, CEO, Native American Agriculture Fund
  • Luis Guardia, President, Food Research & Action Center
  • Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO, Feeding America
  • Helena Bottemiller Evich, Food and Agriculture Reporter, POLITICO

Tuesday, March 16: Spotlight
Biden-Harris Rescue and Recovery Response to COVID-19

  • Jared Bernstein, Member, White House Council of Economic Advisors
  • Stacy Dean, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

Wednesday, March 17: Keynote Address

  • USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

Wednesday, March 17 Spotlight
Congressional Reauthorization of the Federal Child Nutrition Programs

  • Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR)

“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