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May 6-7 | Hilton Arden West Sacramento

May 8 is Capitol Action Day!

Every two years, CAFB brings together the anti-hunger community to share learnings, build community, and address the hunger crisis in California. This conference brings together members from throughout California and beyond, and from all sectors of the community — food bankers, policymakers, growers, distributors, public servants — united in a shared vision of a hunger-free California.

For two days attendees will:

  • Create cross-sector connections
    Build skills in emergency response, policy advocacy, client services, and organizational development
  • Examine the relationship between hunger, poverty, health, and wellbeing
  • Promote innovative solutions for addressing hunger and nutrition
  • Explore the impact of current legislation on hunger (with a focus on immigration policies)

 

Tickets are sold out!
 


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Sonia 
Nazario

 

Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems -- hunger, drug addiction, immigration -- and have won some of the most prestigious journalism and book awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes. She was also a finalist for a third Pulitzer, in Public Service.

Nazario, who grew up in Kansas and in Argentina, has written extensively from Latin America and about Latinos in the United States. She has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine and a “trendsetter” by Hispanic Magazine. In 2012 Columbia Journalism Review named Nazario among “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40.” She began her career at the Wall Street Journal and later joined the Los Angeles Times. She is now at work on her second book and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

 


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot

 

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Prior to joining Feeding America, Claire spent 13 years as a part of Walmart’s leadership team with her most recent role being executive vice president and global treasurer. In this role, she had global responsibility for tax, treasury operations, capital markets, investor relations, global risk management, casualty and self-insurance leading teams across 28 countries and over 1,000 associates worldwide.

A Louisiana native, Claire has been entrusted with the leadership of teams for nearly three decades. Before Walmart, she was partner-in-charge of the Baton Rouge office and tax practice leader for Adams and Reese LLP and Earlier in her career, she was dispute resolution practice group leader for the southwest region at PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) and an assistant secretary for the Office of Legal Affairs for the State of Louisiana. With a deep personal commitment to strengthening communities, Claire has long been an avid volunteer and board member. She has volunteered in the fight against hunger and other causes since her youth.

 


Tickets are sold out!


 

WORKSHOP
list

This year's conference boasts 25 innovative and informational workshops that span operations, policy, programs, development, communications, and more.
Additionally, the Conference includes a Conference-wide Listening Session hosted by CDSS.
Take a look at the full workshop schedule

 


SCHEDULE
of events

 

Monday, May 6

                         10:00  - 11:30 AM Registration
12:15 - 2:00 PM Opening Plenary 
- Sonia Nazario, Keynote Speaker  
- Lunch
2:15 - 3:30 PM Workshop Session 1
3:30 - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 - 5:00 PM Workshop Session 2
5:30 - 7:30 PM Evening Reception

 

Tuesday, May 7

  7:00 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AM Facilitated Networking 
- Mark Christopher Lawrence, Facilitator
9:15 - 10:30 AM Workshop Session 3
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
                                           10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Session 4
12:15 - 1:45 PM Plenary
- Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Keynote Speaker
- Lunch
1:45 - 2:00 PM Break
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Listening Session
- A Fresh Look at the Food Distribution Program
  California Department of Social Services
 

Wednesday, May 8

 8:00 AM Breakfast           
8:30 - 11:55 AM Lobby Visits
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 PM Lobby Visits    

*Subject to change


Tickets are sold out!


DETAILS

 

  • The conference begins promptly @ 12:00 Noon on May 6 
  • The conference ends @ 4:00 PM on May 7
  • Capital Action Day is held on May 8 for those wishing to attend
  • Hotel reservations can be made at a discounted rate by calling 1-800-HILTONS and using code "CAFB" or by booking online by following this link
  • The Hilton Arden West is located at 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
  • Questions should be directed to teresa@cafoodbanks.org

 


SPONSORS

 

 


For those interested in sponsoring the conference, please email lauren@cafoodbanks.org

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