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Vermont Foodbank – Hunger Action Conference

Friday, May 4, 2018

7:30 am (registration) – 3:30 pm

Killington Grand Resort, Killington, VT

The passion that fuels the Vermont Foodbank’s mission comes from the diverse perspectives and skills of its 215 network partners from across Vermont. For the past ten years, the Foodbank’s annual Hunger Action Conference (HAC) has brought together this network, in addition to other non-profits, state of Vermont partners and the general public, to creatively address the problem of hunger in our state. The Hunger Action Conference is a full-day educational event that provides 300+ attendees from the mission-driven and charitable food sectors with training regarding poverty and hunger, food systems, health, best practices and more, to help them positively impact those most in need in their communities. The event includes a speaking program, several choices of workshops, a sit down lunch, and a networking marketplace.

This year’s conference will focus on Diversity & Inclusion. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jude Smith Rachele, PhD. Dr. Rachele provides research, consultancy, coaching and educational services in the areas of diversity management, change management, corporate governance, business ethics and collective engagement. She also enjoys being executive producer of digital media projects aimed at raising social awareness and promoting social justice and ethics.

Conference Workshops and Agenda

2018 Hunger Action Conference Workshop Descriptions

2018 Hunger Action Conference Agenda

Conference slides and  are now available for download

Fighting the Good Fight – Every Person’s Role in the Evolution & Protection of Civil Rights

Grow Your Own – HAC Workshop Handouts

Grow Your Own – How to Develop Grassroots Programming to Address Food Security in Your Community

Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry – HAC Workshop Handout

Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry

Keynote Presentation – Unconcious Bias

Keynote Workshop – How Bias Impacts Our Performance

Keynote Workshop – Liberal Bigotry – A Serious Ethical Concern

Partner with WIC – HAC workshop handouts

Partner with WIC – You Got This!

Public Health Approaches to Addressing Hunger – Presentation Part Two

Public Health Approaches to Addressing Hunger – Why, What, & How – Presentation Part One

Strategic Advocacy Leading to Public Policy Change – HAC Workshop Handout

Strategic Advocacy Leading to Public Policy Change

Taking the Mystery Out of TEFAP

The Fresh Rescue Experience – CoolBot Storage

The Fresh Rescue Experience – How to Manage Large and Small Perishable Food Donations & Encourage Healthy Choices

Bridging the Gap – Feeding Children with the Summer Meals Program

Community Supported Agriculture – Increasing Access to Fresh, Local Produce Through Alternative Models

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Messier, jmessier@vtfoodbank.org.

One Comment

  1. Marie Thomas March 9, 2018 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    This is always the highlight of my year. Awesome conference. Love your speakers. Can’t wait for the registration to open.

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