The Fight for a Hunger Free America This October
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In this month’s newsletter:
1. Live from the White House Conference on Hunger
2. A Day of Service
3. Become a Hunger Advocate
4. Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids
5. Become a Year-Long VISTA
6. Hunger Fighting Resources
𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿
Last week HFA staff and members of our Food Action Board traveled to Washington D.C. for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the first such conference in over 50 years! We are proud to have advocated strongly for this conference, and even prouder that so many of our recommendations were adopted by the White House in their National Strategy.
Joel Berg in blue suit with four women from HFA’s Food Action Board
HFA CEO Joel Berg with FAB members Maria Villalobos-Nieves, Lydia Joy, Araceli Espejel, and Antelma Espejel Mena.
We have always believed that the people most affected by hunger must be the ones guiding policy, which is why we were so excited to be able to bring several of our Food Action Board Members to Washington. The FAB Members spoke about their experiences and what they believe needs to be done to end hunger in this country.
𝗔 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲
Ahead of the White House Conference, Hunger Free America hosted a Day of Service, in partnership with DC Public Schools and a number of local nonprofits.
Volunteers did farm work, packed bags of food, and hit the streets to distribute fliers about food assistance to local businesses and community members. The Day of Service provided a unique opportunity to see firsthand the impact of our nation’s government food benefits programs, to hear directly from people who have been affected by hunger and food insecurity, and to offer assistance to people in need.
𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲
Join Hunger Free America in creating a people’s movement to end hunger and push for the economic and public policies needed to eliminate domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Working directly with the Advocacy, Policy, and Research Department, volunteers will play a crucial role in researching, communicating, and promoting HFA’s policy positions.
**This is a virtual role which can be flexible to your schedule**
For more information, email email@example.com
𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀, 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗞𝗶𝗱𝘀
Here at HFA we are advocating for an important piece of legislation that will deliver a comprehensive, science-driven reauthorization of federal child nutrition programs that meets the needs of children and families.
The bill would:
• Expand access to school meals
• Preserve the future of school meal programs
• Modernize the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
• Provide additional funding to the USDA’s Hunger Hotline, managed by Hunger Free America
• Address food insecurity during the summer
• Improve school meal capacity and sustainability
• Strengthen the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗔!
The Anti-Hunger Corps is a year-long AmeriCorps VISTA project sponsored by Hunger Free America in conjunction with more than 50 nonprofit partners across the country. The Anti-Hunger Corps is the largest national service program dedicated to alleviating hunger, and members work to build the capacity of agencies in 16 states that focus on ending poverty and hunger.
Learn More About the VISTA Program