Conference Materials

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Videos of the general sessions + keynote will be posted here.


Workshop Slides

Session 1

Title: Local and State Food Policy: Putting it to Work for You (Session summary)

Presenters:  Mark Winne, Anne Palmer

Slides/materials: Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Food Policy to Work for Our Communities


Title: FEAST: A Community Food Systems Organizing Model (Session summary)

Presenters: Sharon Thornberry, Spencer Masterson

Slides/materials: Fighting the Root Causes of Hunger: FEAST & Community Foods Organizing at Oregon Food Bank


Title: Moving the Needle with Federal Resources (Session summary)

Presenters: Patricia Smith, Brandon Seng, Dana Harvey, Kate Fitzgerald

Slides/materials: Moving the Needle with Federal Resources


Title: Moving Beyond Emergency Food Provision: A How-To Guide (Session summary)

Presenters: Stephanie Solomon, Amanda Nickey

Slides/materials: Moving Beyond Emergency Food Provision: A How-To Guide


Title: Bridging Food Security & Public Health: Toward Healthy Hunger-free Communities (Session summary)

Presenters: Sarah Ramirez, Alli Sosna, Erik Talkin

Slides/materials: Presenting Your CaseFood is Medicine


Session 2

Title: Innovative Partnerships for Food Insecurity Screening and Intervention: Multiple Models (Session summary)

Presenters: Lynn Knox, Joy Rowley, Kathy Gardner, Tiare T. Sanna

Slides/materials: Screening for Food Insecurity in Clinic Hospitals: Screen & Intervention Program, Oregon Food Bank


Title: Improving Impact Evaluation: What’s Your Next Move? (Session summary)

Presenters: Spencer Masterson, Ginny Sorensen, Bryan Allan, Mallory Rahe, Kim Leonard

Slides/materials: Improving Impact Evaluation: What’s Your Next Move?


Title: The Role of Race and Privilege in Food Banking (Session summary)

Presenters:  Jess Powers, Suzanne Babb



Title:  Growing Huertos: Food Justice and Latino Communities (Session summary)

Presenters:  Devin Dinihanian, Abie Ilias, Antonio Rodriguez, Maribel Gomez, Isabel Cruz, Norma Moreno

Slides/materials: Growing Huertos Presenter Bios


Title: Money Does Grow on Trees (Session summary)

Presenters: Erik Talkin, Wally Verdooren, Barbara Andersen

Slides/materials: Money Does Grow on Trees: Funding Your Evolving MissionThe Funder’s PerspectiveBroadening and Expanding Philanthropic Support for Ending Hunger: One Fundraiser’s Perspective


Title: Closing the Hunger Gap with Local Food (Session summary)

Presenters: Jim Hanna, Kristen Miale, Jenna Umbriac, Cara Durr

Slides/materials: Closing the Hunger Gap with Local Food


Session 3

Title: Beyond Emergency Food: Gardening to End Hunger (Session summary)

Presenters: Christine Hadekel, Bill McKelvey, Melissa Mundt, Sara Trunzo, Martha Delsid

Slides/materials: Beyond Emergency Food: Gardening to End Hunger


Title: Best Practices in Culinary Training Programs (Session summary)

Presenters: Kristen Culliney, Michelle Wallace

Slides/materials: Best Practices in Culinary Training Programs


Title: Universities and Communities Collaborating on – and in – the Food System (Session summary)

Presenters: Lauren Gwin, Clea Rome

Slides/materials: Universities and Communities Collaborating on & in the Food System


Title: Focusing on Community Engagement in USDA Funding: Community Food Projects (Session summary)

Presenters: Sarah Lambertson, Craig Lapine

Slides/materials: Focusing on Community Engagement in USDA Funding: Community Food Projects


Title: Storytelling: What Calls You to Work for Food Justice? (Session summary)

Presenters:  Micaela Shapiro-Shellaby, Evan Weaver, Paul Davis

Slides/materials: Storytelling: What Calls You to Work for Food Justice?

Session 4

Title: Health, Nutrition, and Emergency Food Transforming the Food Pantry Environment (Session summary)

Presenters:  Jen Turner, Michelle Wallace, Adrienne Binder, Sara Wilson

Slides/materials: VT Foodbank: VT FreshBehavioral Economics Workshop Activity


Title: Food Banks at the Frontier of Community Economic Development (Session summary)

Presenters:  Ken Meter, Mitch Gruber, Kathryn Strickland

Slides/materials: Foodlink and Economic Development


Title: Building a Movement to End Hunger: Coalition Building and Campaign Organizing (Session summary)

Presenters: Keisha Nzewi, Shanti Prasad, Pete Woiwode, Colleen Rivecca

Slides/materials: Building a Movement to End Hunger: Coalition Building and Community Organizing



Title: Jumping in: Your Food Bank as a Community Change Agent (Session summary)

Presenters: Katherine Kim, Ena McPherson, William Sherman, Keith Carr, Susan Fowler

Slides/materials: Jumping in: Your Food Bank as a Community Change Agent


Title: SNAP + WIC + FARMERS MARKETS = Healthy Communities (Session summary)

Presenters: Kate Fitzgerald, Carrie Draper, Carle Brinkman, Denise Miller

Slides/materials: SNAP + Incentives + Farmers’ Markets: A Snapshot in CaliforniaSouth Carolina Perspective: SNAP Healthy Bucks ProgramConnecting Farmers and Low-Income Consumers


Title: Community Empowerment through Garden Leadership Training (Session summary)

Presenters: Alex Bryan, Julie Lehman, Jared Hibbard-Swanson

Slides/materials: Community Empowerment through Garden Leadership TrainingGarden Leader’s Training Session 1, 2, & 3


General Sessions

Stories of Food Justice (9/14/15)

Video coming soon!


Listen to Claudio Rodriguez’s story

Farmworkers, Food Hubs, & Job Training: Collaborating to Grow Local Economies & Healthy Families (9/15/15)

Video coming soon!


Transforming Emergency Food: From Charity to Solidarity (9/16/15)

Video coming soon!

Equity Statement

Closing Comments (Sharon Thornberry)


Open Space

Open Space Principles and Law

Picture of Session Board

Notes from all sessions (transcribed from big sheets of paper)

Race & Privilege statement

Planning a Community Organizing Training