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With an amazing lineup of keynote speakers (Vu Le, Steve Phillips, and Sheryl Sandberg), a wide range of informative workshops, and a knock-out reception at Sysco, the 2017 CAFB Conference was one of the best to date, as shared by many attendees. 

Click here to view the agenda at a glance

 Click here to view the schedule of workshops

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CAFB 2017 Conference and Legislative Day

Conference Materials 

The materials for sessions that had PowerPoint presentations and/or handouts are below. Listings are alphabetical by track. 

COMMUNICATIONS

Does Your Communications Strategy Have GAME?   Presentation     Handouts

Presenter: Anna Ghosh, Communications Consultant, Ghosh Social Change Communications

 

DEVELOPMENT

Does Your Communications Strategy Have GAME?   Presentation     Handouts

Presenter: Anna Ghosh, Communications Consultant, Ghosh Social Change Communications

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Trends in Foundation Giving   Handout

Presenters: Chairmaine Ess Kyle, Vice President, Stupski Foundation; Sarah Frankfurth, Collaborative Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers; Linda Shak, Program Officer, Sunlight Giving; Irene Wong, Director of Local Grantmaking, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

 

HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Addressing Student Hunger in Higher Education   Presentation

Presenters: Jen Maguire, PhD, MSW; Bruce Rankin, Executive Director, Westside Food Bank; Tim Galarneau, Food Systems Education & Resarch Specialist, UC Santa Cruz; Colleen Ganley, Program Specialist, Student Services Divsion, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

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Improving Outcomes through Food Bank/Health Care Partnerships    Session 1      Session 2 

Session 1 Presenters: Morgan Smith, RN, PHN, CNS, CDE, Interventions for Health Manager, Feeding America; Kate Cheyne, Research Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Mark Kokoletsos, Partnership Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties                             

Session 2 Presenters: Morgan Smith, RN, PHN, CNS, CDE, Interventions for Health Manager, Feeding America; Kevin Heuer, Chief Operations and Programs Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County; Kelcey Ellis, Director of Programs, Feeding San Diego  

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Overcoming Barriers to Establishing Healthier Food Pantries   Presentation   Handouts                                           

Presenters: Jessica Silldorff, Product Manager, Leah's Pantry; Ruthi Solari, Executive Director, SuperFoodDrive

 

OPERATIONS

A Versatile, Inexpensive Food Inventory Management Solution for Small and Medium Food Banks    Presentation 

Presenter: Karen Asbury, Inventory Database Manager, Food For People

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Don't Call It Food Waste!   Presentation

Presenters: Nick Lapis, Directory of Advocacy, Californias Against Waste; Teri Olle, Director of Advocacy, SF-Marin Food Bank; Kyle Pogue, Environmental Manager, CalRecycle; Veronica Pardo, Regulatory Affairs Manager, California Refuse Recycling Council

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Secrets of Sustainable Volunteer Programs: A Framework to Evaluate Your Program and Make It Stronger  Presentation   Handouts

Presenter: Barbara Thorsen, Volunteer Program Manager, Napa County Office of Education Programs

 

POLICY/ADVOCACY

CalFresh at the County Level: County Advocate Program  Presentation

Presenters: Maria Fuentes, Food Connections Manager, Redwood Empire Food Bank;  Sarah Palmer DeFrank, Advocacy Manager, California Association of Food Banks; Jen Miller, Director of Programs, Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County; Hilda Ayala, Programs Director, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank; Mark Lowry, Director, Community Action Partnership of Orange County

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Using Data to Drive Innovation   Presentation

Kate Cheyne, Research Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank Diana Jensen, Senior Policy & Advocacy Analyst, SF-Marin Food Bank -Vanessa Moore, Vice President, Operations The Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank Ellen Coppins, Market Research Analyst, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Stephanie Zidek, Senior Analytics Manager, Feeding America

 

PROGRAMS

Addressing Student Hunger in Higher Education   Presentation

Presenters: Jen Maguire, PhD, MSW; Bruce Rankin, Executive Director, Westside Food Bank; Tim Galarneau, Food Systems Education & Resarch Specialist, UC Santa Cruz; Colleen Ganley, Program Specialist, Student Services Divsion, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

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An Equitable Approach to Food Banking: How to Build Access, Opportunity and  Advancement Inside and Out  Presentation

Presenter: Megan Newell-Ching, Associate Director Partnerships & Programs, Oregon Food Bank

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CalFresh Outreach: You Can Do It! Creative Strategies to Match Your Food Bank's Capacity   Presentation

Presenters: Anna Dyer, Director of Service, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties; Brana Vlasic, Calresh Capacity Coordinator, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County; Darlene Spurgeon, CalFresh Program Manager, Placer Food Bank

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Improving Outcomes through Food Bank/Health Care Partnerships    Session 1      Session 2 

Session 1 Presenters: Morgan Smith, RN, PHN, CNS, CDE, Interventions for Health Manager, Feeding America; Kate Cheyne, Research Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Mark Kokoletsos, Partnership Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties                             

Session 2 Presenters: Morgan Smith, RN, PHN, CNS, CDE, Interventions for Health Manager, Feeding America; Kevin Heuer, Chief Operations and Programs Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County; Kelcey Ellis, Director of Programs, Feeding San Diego  

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Partner Engagement Program - a Holistic Approach to Agency Segmentation   Presentation

Presenter: Artrese Morrison, Director of Special Projects, Alameda County Community Food Bank

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Secrets of Sustainable Volunteer Programs: A Framework to Evaluate Your Program and Make It Stronger Presentation   Handouts

Presenter: Barbara Thorsen, Volunteer Program Manager, Napa County Office of Education Programs

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Using Data to Drive Innovation   Presentation

Kate Cheyne, Research Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank Diana Jensen, Senior Policy & Advocacy Analyst, SF-Marin Food Bank -Vanessa Moore, Vice President, Operations The Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank Ellen Coppins, Market Research Analyst, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Stephanie Zidek, Senior Analytics Manager, Feeding America

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