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Monday, May 6

Innovations / Programs Hunger Is A Racial Equity Issue The session will explore why African-American and Latino communities are disproportionately impacted by hunger in the U.S. Attendees will learn about racial disparities in food security status and participate in the Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation — providing a deeper understanding of structural inequality.
Dev / Comms Meet the Funders Hear from funders who support food banks about what they are looking for in a grantee, how they measure success, and how best to secure grants.
Operations /Innovations Reduce Food Waste: CalReycle Food Waste Prevention Grants Learn how your food bank can participate the State of California’s food waste prevention and rescue grant program. Lower your costs, reduce food waste, and improve efficiencies in your operations.
Programs Go Paperless: Feed More, Work Less Join San Diego Food Bank and Alameda County Community Food Bank in revolutionizing food distribution networks operate. These trailblazers will teach you how them have created innovative, paperless solutions that help shorten lines and create equitable and dignified distributions.
Policy Shortening the Line: A Look at the Big Picture Child poverty, housing / homelessness, and payday lending are all social determinants of hunger and health. Join a panel of advocates who are working toward change this and how you can join their efforts.
Dev / Comms From Disaster to Opportunity In 2017 Santa Barbara County experienced devastating wildfires and mudslides. Hear from Foodbank of Santa Barbara CEO Erik Talkin on how they responded to the community’s need, and, in the process build organizational resilience and sustainable fundraising streams.
Dev / Comms Expanding Your Facility: New Market Tax Credits Is your food bank is considering reconfiguring your existing facility or building a new one? Don't miss this workshop on how new market tax credits work. Hear how Imperial Valley Food Bank scored over a $1 million to help build their new, state of the art facility.
Policy Shaping State & Federal Disaster Policy Food banks find themselves on the frontlines of disaster response and recovery which have long-term impacts for food security in devastated areas. Join a discussion on how California food banks can advocate and shape policies that support long-term recovery needs.
Dev / Comms Kickstarting Hunger Awareness & Advocacy Grow your food bank's internal capacity to raise external awareness about hunger in your community. Learn how to identify resources and kickstart this essential work. Gather tangible strategies about how to engage local officials, community member, and organizations in anti-hunger work .
Dev / Comms

Boost Your Messaging with Client Perspectives

A food bank client and advocate shares the power of storytelling. Learn how to enlist those those we serve in delivering essential messages and the effect they can have of making real change.
Operations

How Food Sourcing Works

Learn from the best. Join Farm to Family food solicitors as they share their model and methods for effective food sourcing.
Policy 2020: Time to Engage Your Community Learn how your food bank can participate in the 2020 Census, about voter registration, and why it matters. Help engage underrepresented communities during this pivotal time.


Tuesday, May 7

Innovation / Operations Connecting the Dots Disasters bring up many questions for food banks: Who’s doing what? Where and how do we connect with other responding agencies and organizations? What can we do to make things run smoothly? Learn from the experts about their roles and those of their local counterparts, how they all work together, and where your food bank fits in.
Programs Moving Your Programs Department to Impact Department Food banks play a pivotal role within communities. Find out how food banks can grow community engagement and expand from traditional programming with a wider educational focus.
Policy CalFresh For SSI As summer is nearly upon us it is paramount we understand and execute SSI Cashout with haste and accuracy. Be part of the ongoing discussion on messaging, outreach, and county-level advocacy on this important issue.
Programs Moving Toward Trauma-Informed Nutrition Security Explore the integration of trauma-informed principles into food distribution settings. Learn about leading practices in trauma-informed nutrition security and consider ways in which food banks and food pantries can design distributions and related programs that align with these leading practices.
Operations Improving the Food Supply Chain & Reducing Waste Join Farm to Family team to learn how to use reusable containers to both improve efficiency and reduce waste in your warehouse.
Dev / Comms Creating Empathy & Support through First-Person Narrative Storytelling is key to changing hearts and minds, and garnering support -- financial and otherwise. Explore tips, tools, and a live demonstration about how to interview clients, partners, colleagues, to create a clear narrative arc and powerful first-person testimonial that can be used to create empathy and, in turn, raise essential funds.
Innovations / Operations Create Disaster Resiliency in Your County Does your community need a disaster feeding plan? In 2018 The Imperial Valley Food Bank created a plan for a coordinated response to food and feeding needs in any type of disaster. Learn what they did, how they did it, and how it has benefited the food bank and community.
Policy Build Up Your CalFresh Outreach Program Get the latest on best practices in outreach and enrollment from food banks funded by Kaiser Permanente to increase CalFresh enrollment and strengthen the safety net.
Policy Federal Policy Insights Take a deep dive into the national political landscape and the short and long-term affects current policies will have on food banks.
Programs Leading Practices & Results from the Nutrition Pantry Program Get informed about the Nutrition Pantry Program that will be rolled out throughout California by the California SNAP-Ed program (now Calfresh Healthy Living) starting in FFY2020, and about amazing work being done at the pantry level.
Comms / Policy Changing It Up: New Ways to Talk About Hunger & Poverty Food banks share how they blend advocacy strategies, communications messages, and research and data to talk to donors about hunger and poverty issues.
All A Fresh Look at the Food Distribution Programs Join the Department of Social Services for a listening session to discuss their Fresh Look at the Food Distribution Programs. From CalFood to commodity programs like TEFAP and, CSFP, and produce programs like Donate Don’t Dump, CDSS wants to hear from you about opportunities to maximize resources and fully utilize these programs to serve low-income Californians. The Department is particularly interested in hearing from California’s rural and remote communities that have some of the greatest opportunities to leverage these programs and increase food access.