We all know that many hands make light work. Imagine what we can do with +4,000. 

Join the NACURH Annual Conference team as we take on the most impactful and ambitious philanthropy project ever taken on at a conference!

Taking On Food Insecurity

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly 41 million people in the United States live in food-insecure households-- and 13 million are children. This is a problem across our country, and in our own backyard here in Dayton, OH. 

Food Insecurity in Dayton, OH


people struggle with food insecurity.


In the nation for food hardship in houses with children.


Of households with children struggle with food insecurity.


in the state of Ohio in percentage of insecure households 

4,000 hands = 115,00 Meals

The Annual Conference team is proud to partner with the Pack Shack to host the first-ever NACURH Food Funnel, an event that will produce 115,000 non-perishable meals to the Dayton Food Bank. Guests will prepare these meals in an assembly-line style Saturday morning of the conference. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my delegation need to bring anything?

All you need to bring is yourselves! All supplies will be provided to prepare the meals.

What do I need to do to get ready?

Please review the above health and safety guidelines, and reach out to our team if you have any concerns!

I have food allergies, should I be concerned?

Anyone with food allergies should exercise caution when determining whether or not to participate in a Feed the Funnel party. The following common allergens are used in our meals: Soy, Wheat, Dairy. For a complete list of ingredients used in the meals, please refer to the back of a meal bag. Please reach out to our team if you have any other questions!

Is there any physical activity associated with this project?

There will only be minor physical activity associated with this project, including lifting bags nor more than 10lbs. and standing at a workstation for a shift.

How long are shifts?

Individual shifts will last no longer than 45 minutes.

I’m new, why is there a philanthropy project?

Philanthropy projects have long been a staple of NACURH conferences. The Service pillar in NRHH guides our work as we work to positively impact the communities in which the conferences are held.