Agenda

We are excited to announce the names of the sessions that will be available at AHPC 2022.

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Monday, March 14

Boot Camp 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15

Plenary 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Block 1 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Block 2 2:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Networking 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16

Plenary 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Block 3 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Block 4 2:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Block 5 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 17 – Virtual Lobby Day (All Day)

 

For the first time, the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC) launched an RFP process for the 2022 Conference to select a number of sessions focused on highlighting innovative and impactful policy and advocacy work from around the country that strives to address hunger and its inequities. Proposals were reviewed and approved by a committee comprised of people with lived expertise with hunger and poverty and national and state anti-hunger representatives. At AHPC 2022, you will hear from advocates across the country that capture the energy and networking opportunities that are the hallmark of this annual conference. Explore the session titles below.

 

Building on Lessons Learned on the Critical Role of the Federal Nutrition Programs During the Pandemic

  • Addressing Senior Hunger Through Older Americans Act Services and SNAP – A State Story (Tuesday, March 15, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • Maximizing WIC and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Outreach, Innovation, and Program Modernization Funding (Tuesday, March 15, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Breaking Down Communications Barriers in SNAP Access (Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • The Road to School Meals for All: Learning From California and Maine to Advance and Implement State Policy (Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • Pathway to Free School Meals: Community Eligibility Program (Wednesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Take Care and Take Care of Each Other: Addressing Stress and Burnout Among Nutrition Program and Emergency Food Providers (Wednesday, March 16, 4:10 p.m. Eastern)
  • P-EBT: Lessons Learned for Nationwide Implementation of Summer EBT (Wednesday, March 16, 4:10 p.m. Eastern)
  • Older Adults: COVID-19 Impacts, Promising Practices, and Lessons Learned to Address Food Insecurity (Wednesday, March 16, 4:10 p.m. Eastern)

Addressing the Inequities and Root Causes that Fuel Who Experiences Hunger in America

  • Applying a Racial Equity Lens to End Hunger (Tuesday, March 15, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • Creating Hunger-Free Campuses: Building a Cross-Sector Statewide Awareness and Legislative Campaign (Tuesday, March 15, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • Incorporating Lived Experience and Utilizing an Equity Lens for Effective Advocacy (Tuesday, March 15, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Advancing Equity in CACFP Recruitment, Retention, and Data Collection (Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • Equitable Solutions to Food Insecurity through Community-Driven Transformation and Bold Policies to Improve Health and Wholeness (Wednesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • The Restaurant Meals Program: A Critical Program to Improve Food Access and Equity in SNAP Food and Mental Health: Lessons on Trauma-Informed Care from Chicago’s Frontlines (Wednesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)

Creating a Movement to End Hunger in America

  • A Red State and Red District Pitch (Tuesday, March 15, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • Toward a More Equitable Future: What Anti-Hunger Advocates Need to Know About Addressing Poverty and Hunger in the LGBTQ Community (Tuesday, March 15, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Empowering the Lived Experience of Neighbors Through the Client Leadership Council (Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • On the Cutting Edge of Communication (Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • Homelessness, Incarceration, and the Collective Wisdom of a Speakers Bureau: Empowering Survivors to Effect Change (Wednesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Is Inclusivity a Buzzword? Tools for Sustaining Participant Involvement in Decision Making (Wednesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Incorporating Lived Experience “Early and Always”: Actionable Ways to Involve Community Members in the Work to End Hunger (Wednesday, March 16, 4:10 p.m. Eastern)

Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP)

  • CACFP Advocacy Institute: Amplifying Flexibilities, Building Back Better, and Child Nutrition Reauthorization (Tuesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Leveraging CACFP for Farm to Early Care and Education Activities (Tuesday, March 16, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • CACFP Advocacy Institute: Amplifying Flexibilities, Building Back Better, and Child Nutrition Reauthorization (Tuesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Advancing Equity in CACFP Recruitment, Retention, and Data Collection (Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. Eastern)
  • USDA CACFP Update (Wednesday, March 16, 2:35 p.m. Eastern)
  • Take Care and Take Care of Each Other: Addressing Stress/Burnout (Wednesday, March 16, 4:10 p.m. Eastern)

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“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