lobbyday2016

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference 2016

From Feb. 28 – March 1, 2016, a group of more than 20 advocates from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and partner agencies attended the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Before the conference, three of the partner agency advocates shared what motivated them to apply for the trip in a YouTube video series called “Meeting the Advocates.”

Hunger Summit and Lobby Day

The 2016 Hunger Summit attracted hundreds of people to Springfield to learn about hunger-relief efforts in Illinois. On Lobby Day, more than 250 advocates rallied at the Capitol and met with lawmakers to encourage them to support measures that would increase access to school breakfasts and summer meals. Advocates also asked lawmakers to support a bill that would provide SNAP recipients with more funds to buy produce at farmer’s markets.

View photos from our 2016 Lobby Day.

The 2017 Hunger Summit and Lobby Day will be held on May 16 and 17. Sign up to be notified when registration is available.