Latest Conference Updates

Conference App Now Available

The official National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference app is now live; get it at the app store (AppleAndroid). Download it on your mobile device’s app store by searching for AHPC or Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.

Tips to Get You Ready to Rock Capitol Hill

View the slides and watch recording of the 2019 AHPC Capitol Hill Day Prep/Action Steps Webinar. This webinar highlights practical tips for Hill visits, including how to educate new Members of Congress, frame your issues, craft “your ask,” and follow-up from back home. This webinar takes the stress out of your Hill visits and gets you prepared (and excited) to charge Capitol Hill.

Government Shutdown Plenary Announced

Monday’s Lunch Plenary on February 25, titled “The Past, Present and Future of Critical Human Needs Programs in the Shadow of the Shutdown,” will feature perspectives on the partial government shutdown from experts on federal nutrition programs, housing assistance, and other safety net programs, as well as the impact on low-wage earners, charitable providers, retailers, and the economy. Find out more…

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) is Sunday’s Lunch Plenary Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), will be our keynote speaker during the Lunch Plenary on Sunday, February 24. Rep. Blunt Rochester’s dedication to anti-hunger programs, especially her advocacy for SNAP during Farm Bill consideration, makes her the ideal speaker for this plenary session focusing on “Creating Opportunities and Providing Defense to Anti-Poverty Programs.” Rep. Blunt Rochester, an Assistant Whip for House Leadership and a former member of the House Agriculture Committee, will bring her valuable insights on priorities for protecting and strengthening safety net programs like SNAP.

Now Online: List of Workshops and Descriptions

Download the Draft List of 2019 AHPC Workshops and Descriptions to help you start planning your conference experience. Please note that the list is subject to change.

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


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.


2019 CACFP Leadership Track Theme Announced

National CACFP Leadership Track theme is CACFP Innovation, Dedication, Celebration.

The track will feature inspiring speakers, informative sessions, and opportunities to learn about:

  • Advocacy: CACFP Innovation, Dedication, Celebration
  • USDA CACFP Updates
  • Successful CACFP Strategies: Child Care, Afterschool, and Homeless Programs
  • Innovations in CACFP Procurement: Affordable Healthy Foods for CACFP Child Care and Afterschool Programs
  • Partnerships and Funding Sources to Support CACFP Participation and Healthy Appealing CACFP Meals and Snacks
  • Making CACFP a Multicultural Success: Serving a Diversity of Families
  • Early Childhood Nutrition

The CACFP Leadership Track is held in conjunction with the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference February 24-26, 2019.


Pre-conference training session on Saturday, February 23, 2019

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

“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