Advocates stand on the Capitol steps

Hunger Summit and Lobby Day

The 2017 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, encouraging them to support access to SNAP for low-income adult students in vocational education programs. Advocates also asked lawmakers to act as child nutrition champions and to join the Illinois Anti-Hunger Caucus.

View photos from our 2017 Lobby Day.

Save the date for the 2018 Hunger Summit and Lobby Day: May 8-9, 2018. For more information, sign up below.

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National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Thirty-five advocates traveled to Washington, D.C. for FRAC and Feeding America’s annual Anti-Hunger Policy Conference March 4-7. 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 Webinar

The October 2017 webinar provided updates on federal and state legislation, as well as an overview, awareness, and current & future steps regarding Nutrition Policy at the Food Depository and across Cook County.

Register and watch the webinar or download the presentation slides.

Just getting started with advocacy? Watch our Getting Started webinar or download the presentation slides.