Lobby Day

Thank you to all who attended the 2023 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, held from May 7–9. Stay tuned for details on 2024’s conference!

Lobby Day was a huge success at the 2023 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference! This year, we encouraged registrants to participate, if able, in our in-person Lobby Day. Hundreds of anti-hunger advocates traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress and staff to discuss key anti-hunger priorities. We also encouraged those who were not able to attend in-person to schedule virtual meetings.

The 2022 Virtual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference featured a virtual lobby day. Attendees scheduled virtual meetings with their Members of Congress and staff advocating for policy priorities detailed throughout the conference. Looking for tips for virtual lobbying? Check out a recording of our pre-conference webinar, Virtual Lobbying is Here to Stay

Leave behinds, or one-pagers outlining our legislative asks, ensure that elected officials and their staff remember the important anti-hunger policies discussed during your meeting. See below to find the Leave Behinds provided for advocates at the 2023 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, along with additional resources shared during the conference. 

2023 “Leave Behinds” (one-pagers outlining our legislative “asks”):

Farm Bill: Congress Must Protect and Strengthen SNAP, TEFAP, and Other Anti-Hunger Programs
Fiscal Year 2024 Budget and Appropriations Priorities
Tax Credits for Families Are Essential to Addressing Hunger and Must Be Expanded

Additional resources:

Questions? Contact Vijay Das, vdas@frac.org, from FRAC, or Rachel Perez-Allen, rperez-allen@feedingamerica.org, from Feeding America.

“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