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CalFresh Outreach Program

CFO Summit 2021: Food is Power

About the Summit

This annual Summit provides an opportunity for our campus partners throughout the state to come together to discuss items around food insecurity, policy changes, health equity, in addition to how to support their team’s mental health and wellness. Participants include faculty, staff, and students from all three higher education systems (UC’s, CSU’s, CCC’s) as well as private institutions. This two-day virtual conference will provide a more in-depth perspective and understanding to a just & educational system, where every student has healthy food and support for graduation. 

 Registration coming soon!


Day 1 Summit Schedule
Wednesday, June 23rd

9:00am - 9:45am

Welcome & Introductions 

  • Keynote Speaker - Dr Analena Hope Hassberg 

9:45am - 10am

Wellness Self-care Break

10:00am - 10:50am

Session #1: Meaningful Connections: The Importance of Understanding the Student Experience 

10:50am - 11:00am

Wellness Self-care Break

11:00am -11:50am

Session #2: Student Inspired Outreach: How to Motivate, Empower and Engage Your Student Team 

11:50am -12:15pm

Closing Remarks and Preview of June 24th 

Day 2 Summit Schedule
Thursday, June 24th

9:00am-9:45am

Welcome & Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker - Advocating as and for Students on Food Legislation - Gabby Tilley, MPP

9:45am-10:00am

Wellness Self-care Break

10:00-10:50am

Session #1: Compassionate Assistance & Amplifying Student Voices 

10:50am-11:00am

Wellness Self-care Break

11:00-11:50am

Session #2: Higher Ed: Taking the Lead on Food Access  

11:20am-12:30pm

Closing Remarks 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg 

Dr. HopeDr. Analena Hope Hassberg is a scholar, activist, educator and mother committed to organizing low-income communities of color around food justice and environmental justice. She earned her Ph.D in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California and is currently an Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Women’s Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Hope is a Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellow, and an active member of several community-based organizations throughout Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her research investigates and complicates notions of food security and food sovereignty, and situates food as central to freedom struggles and liberation movements. Listen to Dr. Hope's podcast(opens in new window). 

Gabby Tilley, MPP 

Gabby TilleyGabby collaborates with stakeholders across California to advocate policy changes that will increase food access for Californians with low incomes. She specializes in the intersection of anti-hunger and immigration policy. Currently, Gabby is mobilizing supporters to take action for the #Food4All campaign—until all Californians are eligible for food assistance, regardless of immigration status. Gabby served two AmeriCorps VISTA terms with the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps. She has a Master of Public Policy from USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. 

2020 CFO Summit Photo Highlights

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