Annual Arizona Food Bank Conference

2018 Arizona Food Bank Conference
Creating a Hunger Free AZ
Thursday June 7, 2018


AAFB is once again hosting a free, one-day food bank network conference. This event is a great opportunity to connect with food banks and emergency food providers, anti-hunger advocates and organizations, the faith community and many others. Breakfast and lunch is included. Registration is free but space is limited, so register today!

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (Registration opens at 8 am)

Location: St. Patrick Catholic Community
10815 N 84th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Check Out the Great Presentations Scheduled this Year!

Arizona DES Updates
Join Gloria Garcia-Hernandez and the Coordinated Hunger Relief Program Team with the Department of Economic Security to learn about all the exciting changes happening this year!  This workshop will include updates on CSFP, TEFAP, Link2Feed and much more! You will also have an opportunity to ask Gloria any questions you have about the great programs DES supports.

Finding Funding
Join Terri Shoemaker, Director of Development and Marketing of the Association of Arizona Food Banks to learn about upcoming funding opportunities. This workshop will give details and answer questions on what funding is available, how to apply and give an opportunity to ask general questions to an experienced fundraiser.

Food Banks Role in Disaster Response
Join Whitney Hensiak of the Arizona Department of Military and Emergency Affairs, Karla Cantu of St. Mary’s Food Bank and April Bradham of the Association of Arizona Food Banks to learn about the critical role food banks and agencies play in disaster response. This workshop will dive into the reality of disaster situations and explore how food banks support our community when needed most.

Getting More Produce to Our Clients
Join Dana Yost of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Josh Hanna of Caring Ministries to learn about all things produce!  This workshop will cover current initiatives to increase access to produce for food banks as well as how agencies can take advantage of this great opportunity to serve healthy food to their clients.


Check back for more coming soon....

Questions? E-mail or call 602-528-3434.

Check out materials from previous years below!

Materials from the 2017 Conference:
Feeding Your Flame
Hunger and Economic Inequity
The Cost of Caring
The 7 Storytelling Wonders of the World
The New Face of Volunteerism
Three Ways to Advocate for a Hunger Free Arizona

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