National Hunger Relief Summit

National Hunger Relief Summit

March 9, 2023
Atlanta

Meet the innovators in hunger relief by attending our inaugural National Hunger Relief Summit (NHRS), providing interactive and educational experiences highlighting food banks, food pantries, partner agencies, food rescue initiatives, and urban farms.

The event will convene hunger-relief advocates and food, nutrition, health industry, and corporate social responsibility staff, inspiring greater connections, collaboration, and problem-solving.

The Dream Big for Hunger Relief Technology Grant winner will be announced at this event.

There will also be a drawing for 15 food banks to receive complimentary AgencyExpress4 services, a web-based shopping tool that enables Feeding America Network member food banks to list their inventories online, making food ordering simple and efficient.

 

Our Nonprofit Partners

We appreciate the organizations supporting this event. Together we are addressing hunger
Atlanta Community Food Bank
New Life Community Ministries
Food Well Alliance
Second Helpings Atlanta
Meals on Wheels Atlanta

Limited Time Discount

We’re discounting the price of a ticket from $399 to $199 for a very limited time. This promotion is limited to the first 30 claims and must be used before  

To claim your discount, use promo code GIVETHANKS at checkout.

Event Benefit: AgencyExpress4 Giveaway

During the National Hunger Relief Summit, TechBridge will host a drawing for 15 food banks to receive complimentary AgencyExpress4 services. The AgencyExpress platform is a web-based shopping tool that enables Feeding America Network member food banks to list their inventories online, making food ordering simple and efficient.

TechBridge and Feeding America will launch the latest iteration of AgencyExpress, AgencyExpress4, in . AgencyExpress4 works with any food bank ERP platform by leveraging modern application programming interfaces and web services solutions for real-time data sync. This allows agencies to see real-time inventory, reduces disruptions in order fulfillment, provides the ability to set the frequency at which individual agencies can order, and provides enhanced pickup and delivery scheduling. AgencyExpress4's brand-new user interface is browser independent and mobile/tablet friendly.

To be considered for the drawing, food banks must meet the following criteria:

  • Register to attend the National Hunger Relief Summit
  • Be a part of the Feeding America Network
  • Be a new user for the AgencyExpress Platform

Event Benefit: Dream Big for Hunger Relief Grant

During the Summit, we will also award the very first Dream Big for Hunger Relief Technology Grant, which provides nonprofits working in hunger relief with the resources to optimize their services and address growing food insecurity needs. This grant is one of the few grant opportunities with a focus on nonprofits getting and using software technologies — as well as IT hours — to help fulfill their missions.   

TechBridge’s leadership and focus on hunger relief is demonstrated by nearly two decades of providing supply chain management supporting Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 partner agencies. Through these efforts, TechBridge contributed technology to hunger relief organizations while gaining a better understanding of the critical need to scale hunger relief operations.  

Thanks to Our Generous Dream Big Grant Sponsor

Verizon

National Hunger Relief Summit Highlights

Celebrating Our differences

We strive for a diverse audience of hunger relief advocates and food, nutrition, and health industry professionals to be a part of the conversation.

Live Program

Our Summit will be experience-based and in-person in Atlanta, Georgia.

Networking

Participants will have the opportunity to network with like-minded nonprofits and sponsors.

Giving Back

Our Dream Big for Hunger Relief Grant is an exciting opportunity for hunger relief nonprofits focused on growth in technology.

Every Ticket Includes

Breakfast

Continental breakfast.

Charter Bus Transport

Includes transportation to & from the main venue & local farms, food rescue organizations, & a local food bank.

Lunch

Lunch will be provided to all participants.

Networking Reception

Networking, socializing, drinks, & hors d’oeuvres.

NHRS Agenda (Preliminary- subject to change)

Eastern TimeGroup 1Group 2Group 3Group 4
Registration | Breakfast | Welcoming Remarks
Monday Night Garage Breakfast | 933 Lee St. SW, Atlanta, GA
Buses load & depart
Commute to morning experiences
New Life Community Ministries | Community Outreach Center tour | Panel discussionMeals on Wheels Atlanta tour | Meal packing experienceFarming experience with urban farm & community garden (with Food Well Alliance)Second Helpings Atlanta meal packing experience
LunchLunch
Buses load & depart
Buses load & depart
Hunger Action Center Experience | Atlanta Community Food BankCommunity Food Experience* + Tour | Atlanta Community Food Bank | *Food insecurity simulator
Panel discussion
Departure & commute to networking reception
Networking reception | Dream Big Grant Winner announcement
Monday Night Garage
Summit ends at

Learn About Our Impact in Hunger Relief

East Texas Food Bank

TechBridge specializes in providing technology assessments for food banks and partner agencies. Recently, TechBridge provided a technology assessment and roadmap for the East Texas Food Bank (ETFB). The ETFB and its over 200 partner agencies and food programs feed children, the working poor, and seniors throughout 26 counties. ETFB is a member of the Feeding America network and is pre-staged with food products to respond to natural disasters when they occur in the Gulf Coast Region. TechBridge provided an assessment of ETFB’s current technology and IT infrastructure. We analyzed ETFB’s business applications and interviewed key staff about organizational strategic goals. TechBridge provided a technology roadmap to help ETFB effectively leverage technology to achieve its mission in accordance with its strategic goals.

 

Hunger Relief: AgencyExpress4 with Feeding America

TechBridge and Feeding America are working together on building and implementing AgencyExpress4. AgencyExpress4 is a web-based shopping tool enabling member food banks to list their inventories online, making food ordering simple and efficient. This tool equips partner agencies to order directly from their food bank’s online inventory. AgencyExpress4 will be available in . During the National Hunger Relief Summit, TechBridge will host a drawing for 15 food banks to receive complimentary AgencyExpress4 services.[1]

70 Feeding America food banks are currently utilizing AgencyExpress3. With AgencyExpress4, all 200 food banks in Feeding America’s network will be eligible to utilize AgencyExpress. As a result, 60,000 Feeding America partner agencies will be able to order food for hungry families in their communities. As of this writing, AgencyExpress has helped provide 3 billion pounds of food to hungry families. [1]Please see the FAQ for eligibility requirements

 

Virtual Food Drive

TechBridge’s Virtual Food Drive is a fast, easy, and fun way for nonprofits to raise funds online. Donations can be expressed in terms of dollar increments or dollar equivalents for food. This tool educates donors to nonprofits on the additional buying power their cash donations can make. TechBridge’s Virtual Food Drive has recently been used by the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, the St. Louis Area Food Bank, Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee, the San Antonio Food Bank, Feeding Westchester, the Westside Food Bank, Harvest Hope, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is TechBridge?

TechBridge is an innovative nonprofit organization with a mission of breaking the cycle of generational poverty through the innovative use of technology. We bring creative technology solutions from our robust IT business sector to the vast ecosystem of nonprofit organizations.

TechBridge is focused on supporting nonprofits nationally through hands-on change management in four pillars:

  • Hunger relief
  • Social justice
  • Homeless support
  • Workforce development

In our hunger relief pillar, our SCM4Hunger platform fuels Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks and 60,000 partner agencies.

TechBridge has expertise providing technology planning for food banks and partner agencies. TechBridge specializes in technology assessments and roadmaps for hunger relief organizations.

Our Virtual Food Drive platform can be implemented free of charge to any hunger relief organization.

Who’s Invited?

Attendees will collaborate on their organization’s hunger relief efforts through a lens of how technology and data can empower their work. We are thrilled to assemble a team of top-notch professionals for this event, which is themed We’re Addressing Hunger Together.

If your organization works in these areas, we want to see you at this year’s summit!

  • Hunger relief advocates
  • Food, nutrition, and health industry
  • Corporate Social Responsibility staff​
Where can I register for the NHRS 2023?

Registration for the National Hunger Relief Summit will open on . When registration opens, you may register for and learn more about the National Hunger Relief Summit here.

Are tickets tax-deductible?

No, the National Hunger Relief Summit tickets are not tax-deductible.

Can I purchase my ticket onsite the day of the event?

Due to limited space, our in-person ticket registration must be purchased in advance. Registration will close at .

We encourage you to purchase your tickets while supplies last.

I did not receive a receipt when I purchased my ticket. How do I get a copy for my records?

Original receipts are emailed to the address provided during registration check out. If you’ve not received a confirmation/receipt via email, first check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, please email us.

We’ll do our best to provide a receipt within two business days.

Are tickets transferable?

In order to accurately manage our registration, transfers between parties will be handled case-by-case. To transfer tickets to a colleague, please email our summit team.

I have a special accommodation request. Who should I contact?

All physical accommodation and dietary requests can be shared when registering for the National Hunger Relief Summit. However, if we’ve missed anything, please reach out with your concerns; a member of our team will get back to you within two business days.

I noticed an error on my registration. How do I edit my registration?

Please please reach out with your concerns; a member of our team will get back to you within two business days.

Is there parking at the summit?

Day-of attendee self-parking is included with registration. The event parking is available from 7:00 AM up to 8:00 PM. TechBridge is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged property. Additional parking details will be available in your registration packet.

How should I dress?

As this is an experiential summit, we will be visiting local farms, food banks, and partner agencies. We encourage attendees to dress casually for NHRS 2023. Comfortable closed-toe shoes are a must.

We also encourage each attendee to bring a water bottle and to limit the number of items they bring.

Will there be social distancing at the summit?

With our attendee safety as the top priority, our team will continue to follow all local mandates. All attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

Will I get an event certificate or accreditation for attending?

No, we will not be offering CEUs as we aim to focus on cross-sector partnerships and diverse professional experiences.

How do I apply for the Dream Big for Hunger Relief grant?

You can learn more about and/or apply for the Dream Big for Hunger Relief Grant through the TechBridge website. The application period is from to .

When will I have access to the full event schedule?

Our full event schedule will be available via the event landing page and social media the week of . All registered attendees will receive their full schedule via email as well.

What is the refund policy?

Event tickets are non-refundable.

What is your cancellation policy?

NHRS will go on rain or shine but may be rescheduled for a future date under extraordinary circumstances.

I have additional questions about the event. Who should I contact?

Please reach out with your questions via email; a member of our team will get back to you within two business days.

Do you offer group and/or student discounts?

We’ve worked with our vendors and sponsors to ensure that the ticket prices are as low as possible. There are no additional group or student discounted rates available.

Are there transaction fees for the tickets?

The ticket prices for the National Hunger Relief Summit are inclusive of transaction fees and taxes. You may optionally cover the transaction fees by making a donation at checkout.

Is there a host hotel for the summit?

There is no host hotel or a room block for the summit. However, there are several hotels near the locations we will visit during the summit. Here are a few hotels near the summit headquarters:

What are the eligibility requirements for the AgencyExpress4 drawing?

During the National Hunger Relief Summit, TechBridge will host a drawing for 15 food banks to receive complimentary AgencyExpress4 services. The AgencyExpress platform is a web-based shopping tool that enables Feeding America Network member food banks to list their inventories online, making food ordering simple and efficient. The new platform will launch in .

To be considered for the drawing, food banks must meet the following criteria:

  • Register to attend the National Hunger Relief Summit
  • Be a part of the Feeding America Network
  • Be a new user of the AgencyExpress Platform
  • Email Karen Cramer, Chief Community Impact Officer to apply for the AgencyExpress4 drawing
Why did you chose Monday Night Brewing as the host location?

We chose Monday Night Brewing (Monday Night Garage) because it is centrally located to all of the locations the participants will visit during the summit. Additionally, Monday Night Brewing believes in giving back to their local communities. They have worked with local food banks in the past, helping provide meals to food-insecure families with their Slapsgiving initiative.

Read more about the Slapgiving initiative →

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click or tap the appropriate button to learn more about how your organization can sponsor the National Hunger Relief Summit.