Workshops & Tracks

Check out the list of 2020 workshops that you won’t want to miss! 

Anti-Hunger Boot Camp 101: an entry-level course in federal nutrition program advocacy for those new to the community

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2:00-5:30 PM (it includes a networking break — with snacks!)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC (Anti-Hunger Policy Conference site)

Learn from seasoned pros how the federal nutrition programs operate and how you can fully engage in advocacy to strengthen and protect them. This pre-conference session will provide new or early career advocates and first-time conference attendees with the following take-aways and benefits:

  1. a brief overview of federal nutrition programs: SNAP, early childhood (WIC and CACFP), school-based (breakfast and lunch), out-of-school time (afterschool snacks and meals, and summer meals), older adult nutrition programs, and commodity assistance (TEFAP and CSFP);
  2. the basics of the legislative process; and
  3. tools of the trade for effective anti-hunger advocacy.

An “open mic” segment will provide ample time for all your questions.

Note: This 101 session will be very similar to the one offered at the 2019 conference and is back by popular demand.

“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