2017 - Food For All
5 Ingredients to a Successful Coalition
Description: In this session you will learn how to start and take the steps to build a Hunger Free Community Coalition where you live. So often we are working in silos, and when we look around and talk with other stakeholders we can find common ground and common goals. The Texas Hunger Initiative has a recipe that will help your community to work together towards becoming Hunger Free! You will hear from coalition members who are currently working on new projects in their cities, and participate in crafting your own new recipe for success! Download Presentation Materials
Food Policy for Food Pantries
Description: Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager for the City of Austin, and Kathy Green, Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Policy will provide an overview of how food policy councils can impact and assist with your effort to improve access to healthy food. It will cover the structure of the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board, issues the Board is working on, and breakouts session to explore your opportunities and challenges. Download Presentation Materials
Produce Partnerships: Pearing Up to Feed the Need
Description: Strong partnerships are essential for our network to effectively source and distribute more produce to our communities in need. Come and learn about the Food Bank’s partnership with Feeding Texas, and participate in hands-on produce quality training from the Feeding Texas produce experts! This session will also include round table discussions focusing on how you can work with other Partner Agencies to access and distribute more fresh foods. Download Presentation Materials
Come and Get It! How to Get the Word Out About Your Services
Description: Join the Food Bank's marketing team as we discuss practical ways to promote services in your community. We’ll cover helpful tips for engaging through local news outlets, social media, flyers and more. Learn how other agencies are reaching out to partners, and come away with actionable promotional ideas you can start using tomorrow! Presentation Materials in Resource Center
Expanding Food Access: Connecting Your Community to SNAP
Description: Did you know that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities? SNAP (food stamps) is a powerful tool in the fight against hunger and millions of Texans are stretching their budgets with SNAP. We can help your clients enroll in the program and make healthy food more affordable for them and their families. The CTFB Social Services Team provides phone and in-person consultations in English and Spanish. We work in partnership with the Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) department to provide the following services free of charge: explaining how the application process works and what to expect; completing and submitting your application packet completely and correctly to HHSC; convenient and private personal consultations; providing information on additional resources as needed. Come hear more about the program and partnership possibilities from CTFB staff and your Partner Agency colleagues already leveraging SNAP to expand food access for their clients. Download Presentation Materials
Immigration: Understanding Fears and the Right to Food
Description: Join immigration experts Alexandra Minnaar, Managing Attorney at RAICES, and Cristina Parker, Immigration Programs Director for Grassroots Leadership, for a deep dive into how recent changes to immigration policy has altered our neighbors access to emergency food assistance and SNAP resources. There will be time to discuss how immigration policy is affecting your site and Iliana Gilman, Chief Executive Officer at El Buen Samaritano, will share with the group how her local Austin food pantry has been facing these challenges . Presentation, Feeding America Know Your Rights Flyer, ILRC SB4 Community Advisory and NILC Advisory on Immigrants and Public Benefits.
A Healthy Pantry Initiative: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
Description: Join members of the Food Bank’s Community Health and Nutrition Team and your peers to learn about how food insecurity impacts client health, and what your food pantry can do to positively affect your clients’ health outcomes. In this session, we will identify strategies for promoting Foods to Encourage to improve client dietary intake and we will learn about best practices for implementing these strategies in a variety of pantry settings. Download Presentation Materials
2016 - The Power of Food Conference Materials
Welcome Presentation - Hank Perret, President and CEO
Advocacy Update Presentation - Kathy Green, Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Policy
Regional Meet Up: Building Hunger Free Communities
Breakout: Food Sourcing; What's Your Plan?
Breakout: It’s a SNAP: How to Start or Expand your Social Services Outreach Efforts
Breakout: On the Pulse: Discover the Beat of Your Community
Breakout: Money Shy to Money Sure: Building Financial Capabilites
Breakout: STAT! Addressing Hunger as Means to Improve Health
2015 - ReThink Hunger Conference Materials
County Coalitions: Hear from the McLennan County Hunger Coalition on how they have been successful in forming a diverse community action group to address hunger in their count. View the presentation.
How to make the most of your CAFB partnership: CAFB Social Service Outreach team will present on how to engage clients better in SNAP outreach and become a SNAP advocate. Hear from two CAFB Partner Agencies, Abiding Love Food Pantry and The Caring Place, on how they have successfully partnered with CAFB’s Social Services Outreach team. View the presentation. View the SNAP Ambassador Letter. View the SNAP Informational Handout.
Food Sourcing and the Food Supply: From Macro to Micro and Everything In Between: This presentation will cover the current state of the food supply at CAFB, future trends, and food sourcing methods and strategies for individual partner agencies. View the presentation.
Shortening the Line through Advocacy: What is advocacy, and how can it help your agency? Feeding Texas will discuss how the Texas food banks work together as a network to advocate for issues. Kathy Green, CAFB Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, will present on how your agency can benefit from taking a role in local advocacy efforts. View the presentation.
Collaborating with Community Partners: Most of our clients face more than just hunger when they walk through our doors. Hear from CAFB Partner Agencies, Hill Country Nazarene Church and Helping Hands Belton, that are going the extra mile to address the health and financial stability of their clients through community partnerships. View the presentation.
Break out of the Fundraising Funk: Learn how CAFB Partner Agencies that have built fundraising strategies unique to their organization to expand their food distribution operations. View the presentation.
Connect Your Clients with Quality Referrals: How to make quality referrals for basic needs assistance. Amy Price from United Way 2-1-1 will speak on how to use their services as a resource for your clients. CAFB will provide helpful resources on starting the conversation to connect clients with much needed resources. View the presentation.
Storytelling for Change: Want your community to know more about all the amazing things you do? Learn best practices for raising awareness and gaining valuable support for your organization through effective outreach. Hear examples of great storytelling from CAFB Partner Agencies and CAFB Communications Specialist Marivel Resendiz. Get tips on how to pitch your news to the media. Explore tapping clients to help you tell your story and learn effective ways to use statistics and facts to drive new volunteers and donors to your doorstep. View the presentation.
Building Hunger Free Communities - Presentation