Advocates stand on the Capitol steps

Hunger Summit and Lobby Day

Register for the 2018 Hunger Summit and Lobby Day, May 8-9. The cost is free, but space is limited.

Sign up below by selecting “Greater Chicago Food Depository Partner Registration” to reserve your spot.

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The Hunger Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Illinois Commission to End Hunger. Each year, hundreds of community and government leaders convene in Springfield to learn about new policies, programs and innovations aimed to address hunger in Illinois. On the second day we head to the state capitol to urge our representatives to stand up against hunger in our state. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is planning on bring hundreds of advocates down to the state capitol for the 2-day event on May 8th and 9th, 2018!

View photos from our 2017 Lobby Day.


National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Thirty-five advocates traveled to Washington, D.C. for FRAC and Feeding America’s annual Anti-Hunger Policy Conference February 25-27, 2018. Champion Advocates passionately lobbied members of Congress and their staff to protect SNAP and continue supporting all federal nutrition programs. Meet three of the advocates in our video series.

Advocacy Update Webinars

The Food Depository’s Public Policy staff host periodic webinars to share updates on relevant policy issues at the state and federal level. Recordings and slide decks from past webinars are available for reference.

Watch the Webinars