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 event on Tuesday, October 18 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Attendees will be placed on a team to compete in five activities with the goal of earning points. The team earning the most points wins! And best of all, proceeds from this year’s event benefit UpRoot Colorado, an organization that works to increase the nutrition security of Coloradans by harvesting and redistributing surplus, nutrient-dense foods while supporting the resilience of farmers.

We look forward to you joining us for this fun filled event! Don’t forget to sign up for this activity when you register for conference. To provide additional support, be sure to purchase a new Hunger Games lapel pin too!

Want to know more about UpRoot Colorado? Listen to the Served by SHFM - Your Foodservice Hospitality Podcast (Episode 14: UpRoot Colorado: Hunger Games Charitable Partner) with special guests Rita Mary Hennigan and David Laskarzewski, Co-Directors at UpRoot Colorado, and our host Michael Moore.

Special Thank You to These Organizations for Supporting Hunger Games!

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Special Thank You to These Organizations for Supporting Hunger Games!

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, October 17. 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, October 17 and closes on Tuesday, October 18 at 2:30 p.m. Bid High and Bid Often! Click here to donate an auction item!


Giving to the SHFM Foundation 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. Won’t you help the Foundation make more lives better? We know you will be glad that you did!


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