National Commodity Supplemental Food Program Association

Conferences & Training

NCSFPA Annual Conferences

The National CSFP Association Annual Conference is the stage for bringing together USDA, local and state agencies, nutritionists, advocates and program support teams that are all working in collaboration to strengthen CSFP services. The conference provides many opportunities to learn, share ideas, identify challenges and solutions, address program policy issues, review the latest in nutrition and gain insights into emerging concerns and initiatives.  Participation provides you with the opportunity to expand your personal and/or organizational network while enhancing your skills and knowledge.

2019 Conference  – Alexandria, VA – June 9-12

Thank you, Conference Sponsors!

“50 Years Great – State to State” will be held at The Westin Alexandria. Check back here for updates as they become available.

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USDA letter of support/encouragement

Although the Westin Alexandria is officially booked solid, there are other great options for hotels close by. Please contact one of the following for reservations.

Residence Inn –  2345 Mill Road, 703-549-1155
Residence Inn – 1456 Duke St, 703-548-5474

Parking Options:
Westin Alexandria  – $36/day
USPTO West Parking Garage, 550 Elizabeth Lane  – $10/day
USPTO East Parking Garage, 551 John Carlyle Street  – $10/day

Online registration will allow payment by card or check. Although online registration and payment is preferred, if you need to register and pay by mail, you can download a form here.

SPEAKERS – Interested in being a speaker at this year’s conference? We are seeking proposals for Break-Out Sessions (45-60 minutes) and General Sessions (60 minutes). Please see the Request for Proposal (RFP) Letter, and submit your proposal here.

SPONSORS – We are seeking sponsors to help us cover the overall cost of this years conference. Please see the sponsorship letter here, and register as a sponsor online. Registration and payment must be received by May 3rd in order to have your logo on printed materials and T-Shirts.

VENDORS – We welcome vendors who can provide products to CSFP agencies. Please see the vendor letter here, and register as a vendor online. An additional survey will be sent to you for further information needed about your organization.

Conference registration fee is refundable if a written request is received by the treasurer by 5/9/19. Cancellation requests received after that date will be assessed a $165 per person cancellation fee. Contact Barb Packet for cancellations.


Past Conferences

2018 Conference: “Nourishing the Golden Years” was held March 12 – 15, 2017 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriot Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida, May 20-23, 2018. Presentations from this conference will be added here as they become available.

2017 Conference: “All Jazzed Up for Seniors” was held March 12 -15, 2017 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA. Presentations from this conference will be added here as they become available.

2015 Conference: “Change, Challenge, Opportunity” The 2015 NCSFPA Annual Conference was held Oct 18-20, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Thank you to everyone that participated and helped make this a successful conference.

2014 Conference:“Liberating Seniors from Hunger” The NCSFPA would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the  2014 conference held in Philadelphia, PA    October 26-28, 2014.
NCSFPA Conference Agenda Program

2013 Conference: “CSFP: Lighting the Way Into the Future” was held in Salt Lake City, Utah October 27-29, 2013. The highlights of this conference included USDA, NCSFPA, CSFP updates and special presentations from the Utah Food Bank, key note speaker Mel Gardner presenting “Understanding Those We Serve” and Rob Wesemann, CMHC “How to Avoid Burnout”. You will find most of these presentations in the Members Area of the website.
Letter to State Agency Directors 2013 NCSFPA Conference from USDA FNS

2012 Conference: The 2012 conference was held in Chicago, IL. with the theme “Reaching New Heights in CSFP”. Conference topics included Nutrition, Advocacy, New York State Fresh Produce, National Hunger Partners, Caseload Management and Outreach, NCSFPA Overview and the Annual Business Meeting. The USDA FNS presentations were presented via webinar at a later date.  All presentations are now posted in the Members Area of the website.

2011 Conference  The 2011 conference was held in San Francisco, California with the theme “Building the Communication Bridge”. This conference featured programs on nutrition, advocacy, CSFP 101 for new members, State and Local Agency messaging tools and several USDA workshops including caseload management, WBSCM and Management Evaluations.

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