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Now is the Time:
New Visions Toward Ending Hunger

May 4-5, 2015  Sacramento

Check below for all of the great materials shared at CAFB Conference 2015 . Click the name of the workshop, or the workshop presenter (where applicable), to download slides.

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Attendee Documents
Conference Program
Conference Attendee List


Session One

Food Bank Nutrition Policies: Sparking Organizational Change
Presenters:
Elizabeth Campbell, Research Specialist, Center for Weight and Health, University of California, Berkeley
Marla Feldman, Program Director, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Michelle Ross, Research Specialist, Center for Weight and Health, University of California, Berkeley
 
Digital Fundraising Trends & Insights  
Presenter: 
Kim Taylor, Supervisor Digital Strategy, Russ Reid
 
Community Collaborations: Addressing the Causes and Consequences of Hunger
Presenters:
Eileen Hyde, Director of Network Engagement, Collaborating for Clients, Feeding America
Erik Talkin, CEO Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
Bonnie Weigel, President and CEO, FOOD Share
 
Messaging for Success
Presenters:
David Lee, Executive Director, Feeding Wisconsin
Ellen Vollinger, Legal Director, Food Research and Action Center
 
Building Capacity for Advocacy 101
Presenters:
Lisa Houston, CEO and President, FIND Food Bank
Heidi McHugh, Community Education and Outreach Coordinator, Food for People, Inc. The Food Bank for Humboldt County
Brett Weisel, Director of Advocacy, Feeding America
Susan Acker, Communications Manager, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
 
All About Produce: How to Increase Distribution and Manage Quality
Presenters:
Barbara Abbott, Director of Food Sourcing and Allocation, SF- Marin Food Ban
Gary Maxworthy, Food Resource Development, SF-Marin Food Bank
Steve Linkhart, Farm to Family Director, California Association of Food Banks
 

Session Two

Food Banks as Growers: A Viable Model?
Presenter:
Sara Griffen, Executive Director, Imperial Valley Food Bank
 
Next Level in Food Safety: A First Look into the AIB International Audit
Presenter:
Afua Darkwa, Food Safety Coordinator, Feeding America
 
Harnessing the Power of Your Food Bank to Get Out the Vote
Presenters:
Keisha Nzewi, Advocacy Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank
Shanti Prasad, Community Mobilization Coordinator, Alameda County Community Food Bank
 
New to Food Banking
Presenters:
California Association of Food Bank staff
 
Alliance to Transform CalFresh: County Advocates Training 101
Presenter:
Diana Jensen, Senior Policy and Advocacy Analyst, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Sarah Palmer, Policy Associate, California Association of Food Banks
 

Session Three

Rethink Your Approach to Agency Relations
Presenters:
Alisha Keezer-Lewis, Partnerships Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Shirley Chang, Partnerships Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
 
How to Change the Conversation about Hunger & Food Insecurity 
Presenters:
Elaine Mejia, Vice President, Public Works: The Center for the Public Sector
Marcia Kinsey, Director of Research and Engagement, Public Works: The Center for the Public Sector
 
How to Engage Your Local Public Health Officer in Ending Hunger
Presenters:
Dr. Eric G. Handler, Health Officer for the County of Orange
Mark Lowry, Director, Orange County Food Bank, Community Action Partnership of Orange County
 
Got Nutrition? How to Engage Pantries, Agencies and Consumers
Presenters:
Erin Franey, Program Coordinator, EatFresh.org, Leah’s Pantry
Amy Schaner, Program Manager, Redwood Empire Food Bank
Jessica Silldorff, Senior Program Coordinator, EatFresh.org, Leah’s Pantry
Cody Dunitz, Nutrition Education Coordinator, California Association of Food Banks
 
Making CalFresh Count for Seniors
Presenters:
Lura Barber, Director, Hunger Initiatives, National Council on Aging
Andrea Bricker, Public Health Nutrition Consultant III, California Department on Aging
Ty Jones, Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
 

Session Four

CalFresh Outreach and the Goldilocks Principle
Presenters:  
Jeannie Hayward, Director, Food Bank, The Resource Connection 
Martha Montesinos, CalFresh Outreach Assistant Coordinator, FOOD Share
Liliana Sandoval, CalFresh Outreach Program Manager, SF-Marin Food Bank
 
Running a Dynamic Operation: Stay Open, Save Money and Increase Poundage
Presenters:
Pat Ybarra, Director of Distribution and Logistics, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Steve Linkhart, Farm to Family Director, California Association of Food Banks
 
Addressing Student Hunger: The UC Global Food Initiative and CalFresh Advocates
Presenters:
Jessica Bartholow, Legislative Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Willy Elliot-McCrea, CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County
Tim Galarneau, Food Systems Education & Research Specialist, University of California Santa Cruz
Dennis Stewart, SNAP Director, Western Regional, United State Department of Agriculture
 
Get Ready for Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities to Feed Children and Youth When School is Out
Presenters:
Patrice Chamberlain, Director, California Summer Meal Coalition, a program of Institute for Local Government
Crystal FitzSimons, Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs, Food Research and Action Center
Itzul Gutierrez, Program Manager, Redwood Empire Food Bank
Erin Hogeboom, Programs Manager, Feeding America San Diego
 
Insiders Guide to Working with Foundations: Trends in Healthcare Philanthropy
Moderator & Presenters:
Ellen La Pointe, Executive Director, Northern California Grantmakers
Christine Tien, Program Manager, The California Endowment
Kathryn Boyle, Community Benefit Programs, Northern California Region, Kaiser Permanente
Christina Sunley, Director of Development, CAFB
 

Session Five

Nutrition Roundtable
Moderator:
Natalie Caples, Programs Supervisor, Community Food Bank, Fresno
 
Alliance to Transform CalFresh: County Advocates Training 102
Presenters:
Kim McCoy Wade, Consultant, Alliance to Transform CalFresh
Alexis Fernandez, Director of Legislation, California Food Policy Advocates
Amanda Schultz, CalFresh Outreach Director, San Diego Hunger Coalition
Joël McClurg, CalFresh Outreach Manager, Foodbank of Contra Costa and Solano
 
Development Roundtable
Moderator:
Nicole Suydam, CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
 

Session Six

Moving Up the Ladder: Advocacy 201
Presenters :
Chris Carter, Vice President Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, Jacob and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Cindy McCown, Vice President of Programs and Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Teri Olle, Director of Policy and  Services, SF -Marin Food Bank
Allison Pratt, Director of Policy and Services, Alameda County Community Food Bank
 
How to Change the Conversation about Hunger and Food Insecurity (Workshop)
Presenters:
Elaine Mejia, Vice President, Public Works: The Center for the Public Sector
Marcia Kinsey, Director of Research and Engagement, Public Works: The Center for the Public Sector
 
Rural and Remote Roundtable
Moderators:
Anne Holcomb, Executive Director of Food for People, The Food Bank for Humboldt County
Lee Kimball, Director, Food Bank, Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
 

 

Updated 5-19-2015