Annual Arizona Food Bank Conference

2017 Arizona Food Bank Conference

Save the Date!  
AAFB is once again hosting a free, one-day food bank network conference. This event is a "must not miss" for food banks and emergency food providers, anti-hunger advocates and organizations, the faith community and many others. 

Event Timing: Friday May 19, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Address: St. Patrick Catholic Community, 10815 N 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Questions? Contact us at 602-528-3434 or

Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis so register today to save your seat! 



Keynote Speaker

Michael McDonald
CEO, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

  Michael McDonald stepped into the role of CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in January 2014. Prior to the Food Bank, Michael was CEO of Habitat for Humanity Tucson for 10 years. He has nearly three decades of experience in nonprofit, for profit and public sector organizations including BurrBrown Corporation, The Nature Conservancy, Native Seed/SEARCH and the University of Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from the University of Arizona and a Masters in International Business Management degree in 1997 from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management. He currently serves on several boards of community nonprofit organizations and government commissions.



Karla Cantu
Agency Relations Manager, St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

  Title:            The Cost of Caring

Description: Join us for this motivational workshop as we address burnout and its effects on ourselves and our network of social service agencies. You will leave renewed and ready to raise awareness for a healthier happier tomorrow.

Laura Ingalls
Strategic Communications & Content Professional, Abeja Solutions

  Title:            The 7 Storytelling wonders of the world

Description: Telling stories about our agencies that move people to act should be the world's easiest thing. Instead, it's hard work. But what if there were only 7 stories in the world--could you become a master storyteller then? A fourth-generation journalist, Laura Ingalls will help you discover your hidden talent to motivate donors, volunteers and more.

Check out materials from previous years below!

Materials from the 2016 Conference:
Food Insecurity, Food Banks, and Health care: A Journey
The Produce Supply Chain
Fundraising 101
Community Gardens and Food Access
Food and Shelter

Materials from the 2015 Conference:
Warehouse & Food Safety Best Practices (PDF)
Food Donation Questions (PDF)
Fresh Produce Storage (PDF)
Food Keeper Brochure (PDF)
The Guide to Successful Volunteer Management(PDF)
Sample Volunteer Flyer (PDF)
Sample Volunteer Bill of Rights (PDF)
Sample Volunteer Manual (PDF)
Arizona DES Hunger Relief Program TEFAP Guide (PDF)
Senior Hunger & Poverty in Arizona (PowerPoint)
#ImagineaSolution Hunger Awareness Campaign(PDF)
Advocacy 101 (PDF)
Reducing Child Hunger Through Partnerships(PDF)

Materials from the 2014 Conference:
Produce Handling Best Practices
Produce Handling Handout Materials
Hunger Through the Lens of Social Justice 
SNAP (Food Stamp) Partnerships
Yavapai Food Council Food Neighbors Project
PAFCO Membership Information