All regional conferences have free vendor tables for community organizations to network and share information about their services and programs with one another.  Its a great way to increase your reach in the community.  You must be a community organization which provides free services to the public to qualify for a vendor table. Tables are available on a first request basis.  Vendors are required to bring a table cloth with the organizations logo, table sign or pop up banner and marketing materials about your programs and services.  For more information:

HFT Regional Conference-SE Texas,


December 8, 2017



​Free for attendees

Location: Houston ISD Food Service Support Facility-Conference Ctr.  Houston, TX

The HFT Regional Conferences are free professional events which provide education, awareness, news and information on the following topics: food insecurity, community nutrition, food waste, food safety, food access, community gardening & agriculture programming and other related healthy communities topics. The free regional conferences convene and educate professionals from the following sectors (education, government, agriculture, faith-based, nonprofit and healthcare). All regional conferences are half day events which include networking time for organizations to collaborate and bridge partnerships with one another. Regional conferences also include (limited) free vendor tables for community-based organizations to share information about their services and programs. Registration is required through Eventbrite due to limited seating.. All conferences are supported by conference sponsors and donations from the community. To be a conference sponsor or presenter:   ​

Regional Conference Dates:

•    June-Aug. (Summer)

•    Jan-March (Winter)

Be A Vendor At Your Regional Conference 

Free Regional Mini Half-Day Conferences:

​•    Houston (Southeast Texas)
•    Dallas (North Texas)
•    San Antonio (Central Texas)
•    Lubbock  (Panhandle)
•    Odessa (West Texas)
​•    McAllen (South Texas)

Regional Conferences

Eventbrite - HFT Regional Conference-SE TEXAS (Houston)
Eventbrite - HFT Regional Conference-NORTH TEXAS (Ft. Worth)

HFT Regional Conference-Central Texas,

San Antonio

February 2, 2017

San Antonio/Austin/Uvalde


​Free for attendees

Location: Education Service Center, Region 20, San Antonio, TX

Eventbrite - HFT Regional Conference-WEST TEXAS (Odessa)

HFT Regional Conference-North Texas,

Ft. Worth

August 3, 2018

Dallas/Ft. Worth/Tyler


​Free for attendees

Location: Tarrant County College-South Campus, Ft. Worth, TX

Eventbrite - HFT Regional Conference-SOUTH TEXAS (McAllen)

HFT Regional Conference-South Texas,

February 9, 2017
​Free for attendees

Location: The Meeting Center at McAllen Public Library, McAllen, TX

Save The Date

HFT Regional Conference-Panhandle,


Date: Coming Summer 2017!



​Free for attendees

Location: TBD-Lubbock, TX

Eventbrite - HFT Regional Conference-CENTRAL TEXAS (San Antonio)

Food, Nutrition, & Healthy Communities

HFT Regional Conference-West Texas,


February 17, 2017

El Paso/Midland/Odessa


​Free for attendees

Location: Medical Center Health System-Odessa, TX