2015 Conference

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Dates: September 13 – 16, 2015
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Hosted by: Oregon Food Bank and the CTHG National Networkofb_logo_color

Join food banks, farms, and organizations focused on health, education, and food justice for three days of critical discussion and action planning towards ending hunger and cultivating a more just food system.

Enjoy skill-building courses, engaging speakers, field trips to CTHG_LogoOnly_Sqcommunity food system innovators, and fantastic local food while sharing resources and making connections with anti-hunger and food justice advocates.

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Goals

  • Build momentum and collective strength among food banks and hunger relief organizations towards a unified national agenda by inspiring each other, building relationships, having critical conversations, sharing practical tools, and creating common definitions.
  • Communicate the impacts food banks are having in their communities, learn about community food security strategies to achieve those impacts, and examine new ways to measure impact.
  • Encourage food banks to think strategically and deeply about community food systems work and examine the role of community food security strategies to affect systemic change in food banking
  • Facilitate partnerships and collaboration between community food systems programs and anti-hunger programs.
  • Cultivate a group of leaders to plan next steps to continue the momentum toward a national strategy and shared learning opportunities.
  • Provide opportunities for community members to grow as leaders, engage with issues affecting them, and connect with other leaders.