Whether you’re just getting started with advocacy or expanding your knowledge, watch our webinars for the latest updates in anti-hunger policy.
Learn ways you can get involved in our advocacy efforts, how to engage with policymakers on issues that are important to the Food Depository, and anti-hunger efforts across the state and around the country. This webinar also discusses the efforts and initiatives out of the Food Depository as we enter a new era in government.
This June 2018 webinar covers recent legislative updates and proposed measures that impact anti-hunger policies at the state level. The main focus of this webinar is the Farm Bill, which is reauthorized every five years. It is the major piece of legislation for anti-hunger and nutrition programs at the national level.
Threats to SNAP
This webinar provides federal and state legislative updates on pending legislation, as well as a dive into the impacts repealing health insurance (ACA) would have on the clients the Food Depository serves. The webinar discusses both opportunities and threats related to SNAP at the federal and state levels.
The June 2017 webinar provides federal and state legislative updates. It also covers awareness, participation, and policies regarding the summer meals program. In this webinar, take a look at the data and statistics from 2016 as well as some of the stories on the youth who receive meals during the summer months.
Breakfast After the Bell
This webinar provides an overview of policy updates during the congressional recess, as well as updates on potential federal and state legislative legislation. The webinar also takes a deep dive into the awareness, implementation, and policies regarding Breakfast After the Bell.
As nutrition becomes a bigger piece of fighting hunger across the state and around the country, this webinar provides an overview, awareness, and current & future steps regarding Nutrition Policy at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The webinar also provides an update on federal and state legislation and future threats to anti-hunger programs.
Federal Threats to SNAP
Advocates and policy experts from the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law discuss the Federal threats to SNAP and the many ways Congress could make harmful changes to the program. With tax reform passed, several Republicans in Congress have signaled for cuts to various anti-poverty programs. This webinar discusses the impacts these potential cuts would have on SNAP and other vital safety-net programs.
Immigration and Food Security
New directives on immigration enforcement have created obstacles and challenges for social service providers that serve immigrant communities. Among these challenges is access to food. The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) discusses these issues and potential changes to public charge regulations that may have a significant impact on access to vital services. This webinar also provides federal and state legislative updates.