Each year SHFM conference attendees come together during our annual hunger awareness activity for an afternoon of fun and networking. In addition to providing an entertaining event, this portion of conference also offers an opportunity to give back to the local community. Thanks to the generosity of SHFM members, we have raised over $100,000 to support local hunger initiatives.

With the enormous success of previous years, you won’t want to miss this year’s 10th Anniversary event on Tuesday, September 12 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Attendees will be placed on a team to compete in six activities with the goal of earning points. The team earning the most points wins! And best of all, proceeds from this year’s event benefits Blue Watermelon Project, an organization comprised of chefs, restaurateurs and community food advocates that works with students, parents, educators and the community to assist schools in rethinking relationships with food. 

Wondering How to Participate?
Register for this optional event when you register for conference. To provide additional support and show your Hunger Games spirit, purchase a Hunger Games lapel pin. We look forward to you joining us for this fun filled event!

Want to support Blue Watermelon Project? Make a donation below or when you register!

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The SHFM Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports higher education through chapters, scholarships and student outreach programs. The Foundation is committed to its mission to develop the next generation of diverse hospitality professionals by empowering individuals through awareness, education and relationship building.

In addition, the Foundation offers funding to colleges/universities that offer or are interested in offering a corporate foodservice or workplace hospitality course. Several schools are awarded this grant. The Foundation holds events throughout the year to raise funds for these very important programs.

Support the Foundation

SHFM Golf Tournament
National Conference

The Foundation is hosting the Golf Tournament on Monday, September 11 at conference.

Be sure to register!

SHFM Silent Auction
National Conference

The auction raises funds to promote and educate college students on the merits of onsite foodservice and hospitality. The auction opens on Monday, September 11 and closes on Tuesday, September 12 at 2:30 p.m. Bid High and Bid Often! 

Interested in donating an item? Complete this form!

Give to the Foundation

Giving is a wonderful way to remember someone special, celebrate a life event, give thanks, give back or pay it forward. When you give to the SHFM Foundation, not only can you honor, celebrate or give back, but you can also provide a brighter future in our corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry for a worthy student. Visit the Foundation page to learn more and give.

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