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Hershey Convention Center

325 University Drive, Hershey, PA17033

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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 exhibitor resource tables.

7:00 - 7:30 AM   Tour of Harrisburg warehouse, 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg 17109 (optional)


8:00-8:55 AM     Registration & Exhibits open


8:00-9:30 AM     Continental Breakfast


9:00-9:10 AM     Welcome

Joe Arthur, Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank


9:10-9:45 AM Keynote Speaker

Dan Jurman, Executive Director, Community Action Partnership

9:45-10:15 AM    Visit Exhibitors


10:20-11:20 AM   Breakout Session One (options)


Advocacy:  Current Issues and the Good, the Bad, and the Basics

Connecting the Dots:  Applying Nutrition Education from the Classroom to the Shopping Cart

Food Alliance:  Adams County

Food is Medicine: Opportunities for Collaboration between Healthcare and the Emergency Food Distribution Network 

Food is More Than Medicine

Produce 101

Senior Nutrition in a Snap

SNAP:  The First Line of Defense Against Hunger

There is No Place Like Home

Power of the Network:  Pantries

Power of the Network:  Meal Programs


11:30-12:30 PM    Breakout Session Two (options)

Access:  Mobile Pantries

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank:  Bold Goal Progress

Food Alliances:  Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster, and York

Fresh Food Farmacy

Getting Started in Cultural Competency

Innovative Idea:  Gleaning & Farm to Institution

Nutrition Nuggets:  Fun Food Facts About Food Bank Finds

Pathways to Increase SNAP Participation

Strengthening Food Pantries by Partnering with Local Pediatric Practices

Power of the Network:  Youth Programs


12:30-2:00 PM       Appreciation Luncheon & Partner of the Year Awards


2:10-3:10 PM          General Session


Governor Wolf’s Food Security Partnership and a Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA


3:15-4:00 PM          Raffles, Grand Prize, Evaluations and Closing Remarks

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3908 Corey Road

Harrisburg, PA 17109


717.561.4636 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


3301 Wahoo Drive

Williamsport, PA 17701


570.321.8024 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
EIN: #23-2202250

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