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Hunger & Health Conference

Registration NOW OPEN for 2023 Hunger and Health Illinois Regional Conference, hosted by Illinois SNAP-Education!

University of Illinois Extension and SNAP Education staff are excited to announce the second Hunger and Health Illinois Conference.  Three regional conferences will be held May 5, 2023, at the Salvation Army in Springfield, IL.  The Springfield conferences will be from 10:00-3:00 pm. The cost for the event is $10 per person and a noon meal will be provided.  Fee waivers are available.

May 5 | Salvation Army, Springfield, IL: Register at go.illinois.edu/HHCcentral

Informational booths will provide opportunity for attendees to learn about SNAP-Ed resources, food pantry set-up, Find Food IL food locator map, and more. Participants will also select two breakout sessions to attend during the workshop. Topics include the Healthy Donation Initiatives, Find Food Funds, Supporting Wellness at Pantries (SWAP), and Trauma and Food.

The conference will conclude with a keynote speaker and award presentations for Illinois food pantry champions in these categories: Exceptional Food Pantry Manager, Healthy Pantry Innovations, Outstanding Health Equity Leader, and Volunteer of the Year.

Click here for a printable event flyer.

Please submit award nominations 1 week before the conference date: https://go.illinois.edu/NominateHHC23

For questions or to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the conferences in Springfield, contact organizer Louise Hyneman at: lhyneman@illinois.edu.






Friday, May 5


10:00am - 3:00pm


Salvation Army
1600 E Clearlake Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

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