Event Schedule

The 2019 Sunshine Summit to End Hunger is designed to provide attendees with the latest in research and proven tools in the fight against hunger. The conference combines keynote addresses from nationally recognized hunger researchers and advocates with breakout panels and workshops. The breakout sessions will cover the latest research on food insecurity and isolation, the connection between health and hunger, the importance of access to healthy foods, food recovery, sustainable agriculture policy. And it will close with a volunteer event that will bring together people from around the Tampa Bay area to pack food for distribution to local pantries.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

8:00 am—8:30 am                Breakfast / Networking / Registration (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

8:30 am—9:30 am                Welcome Message (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

Caitlyn Peacock, Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger; Maggie Rogers, TBNEH; Mary Kate  Harrison, Food Nutrition Services Hillsborough County

9:00 am—9:30 am                Keynote Presentation (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

Jeremy Everett, Texas Hunger Initiative; John Miller, Denny’s Restaurant Group

9:45 am— 10:45 am                Breakout Sessions



11:00 am—12:00 pm               Breakout Sessions





12:10 pm—1:15 pm              Lunch & Policy Debate (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

1:30 pm—2:30 pm                 Breakout Sessions


Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00 am – 8:30 am                  Breakfast / Networking / Registration (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

8:30 am – 9:00 am                  Keynote Presentation (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

Craig Gunderson, University of Illinois- Urbana

9:15 am – 10:15 am                Breakout Sessions





10:30 am – 11:30 am              Breakout Sessions


11:45 am – 1:15 pm                   Lunch & Networking (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                    Meal Packing Event (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)

2:30 pm                                       Prize Winners Announced & Closing Remarks (MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM)