October 10, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center


Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA17111

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Maria D'Isabella

717.547.6319 - mdisabella@centralpafoodbank.org

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The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s annual Agency Appreciation Conference is a one-day conference for the food distribution network. This conference will provide workshops tailored to your interests to enhance the mission of your agency. There will also be time allotted to network with colleagues for new ideas and solutions to current issues you may be facing.

Other features of the conference include a luncheon, door prizes and vendor information tables.

Tentative Agenda:

Theme:  “Pathways to Food Security”

8:00-8:30 AM                    Tour of the Central PA Food Bank Warehouse (Optional)  

8:00-8:55 AM                    Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 AM                    Welcome:  Joe Arthur, Executive Director, Central PA Food Bank              

9:10-9:40 AM                     Keynote Speaker

9:50-10:50 AM                  Breakout Session 1

11:00-12:00 PM                Breakout Session 2                         

12:00-1:10 PM                   Appreciation Luncheon

1:15-1:40 PM                      Speed Dating - Networking

1:50-2:50 PM                      Breakout Session 3

2:50-3:35 PM                      Partner of the Year Awards - We’re All in It Together

3:35-4:00 PM                      Raffles, Grand Prize, Evaluations and Closing Remarks


Here is what folks had to say about the 2015 Conference:

"Yesterday was my first ever Food Bank Conference and it was amazing!"

"The speakers were very engaging and provided incredibly useful information."

"I have been fortunate enough to attend conferences throughout the country. By far, this was my favorite! Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity. The blessings we receive from the Food Bank are always appreciated!!!" ~Lisa

"What a special day filled with inspiring stories, great information and wonderful people. Thank you for the opportunity to share in this day!"  ~Christi

"The conference was a wonderful day.  Thank you for all the time, talent and energy that went into the day.  I enjoyed every minute of it."  ~Sr. Sue Ann


"I really enjoyed myself. I made a lot of connections with other agencies, I had a lot of fun, the activities were great, the raffle prizes were wonderful…..I didn’t win anything (but that’s ok)! the produce I was able to get made up for that. Lots of pleasant surprises!!" ~Judy


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3908 Corey Road

Harrisburg, PA 17109


717.561.4636 (fax)

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Williamsport, PA 17701


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