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2019 IL End Hunger Now Annual Lobby Day

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Illinois State Capitol

401 S. 2nd Street

Springfield, IL 62701

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The Illinois End Hunger Now Annual Lobby Day is a state-wide day of action where advocates descend on the state Capitol to urge our legislators to vote for legislation that protects and/or expands access to nutritious food for our fellow Illinoisians struggling with Food Insecurity.


WHAT'S NEW IN 2019?

We're casting a wider net! This year, Lobby Day will be a one day event separate and distinct from the Hunger Summit Conference. By separating the two events, we hope to attract anti-hunger advocates from across the state. We'd also like to see a cross-section of participation from education, healthcare, community groups, and other groups to elevate the voices of our food insecure neighbors.

In addition to welcoming our champion legislators to the podium, we will incorporate rally speakers who can share lived-experiences and high energy to inspire our advocates and legislators to End Hunger NOW!

WHERE WILL WE MEET?

  • 7 AM at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, located at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL. 60632

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2018; this is a one day event, therefore, we will be returning in the early evening

Participation includes: a t-shirt, a morning and afternoon snack, bus transportation to and from Springfield, and lunch.

For more information on how to get involved or any questions please contact Sonianne Lozada at: slozada@gcfd.org.


COMING SOON!

Stay tuned for more details on our annual Hunger Summit, scheduled to take place SEPTEMBER 2019 in the Chicago area!




LOBBY DAY SCHEDULE

7:00AM: Arrive at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) to check-in and board busses

8:00AM: Busses depart GCFD for Illinois Capitol

11:30AM: Arrive in Springfield

11:30AM-12:30PM: Lunch

12:30-1:00PM: End Hunger NOW Rally in the Capitol Rotunda

1:00-3:00PM: Lobby groups meet with Legislators

3:00-3:30PM: Board Busses

4:00PM: Depart Springfield to Chicago

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