Hunger Organizations and Resources
There are many organizations in Vermont and around the country that are working on the issue of hunger. Below are resources on hunger and poverty:
* NOFA Vermont is a non-profit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.
* Every February, NOFA holds their annual Winter conference
Hunger Free Vermont
* Hunger Free Vermont is a nonprofit, member supported organization that develops programs and advocates policies to prevent hunger and promote good nutrition for Vermont's families.
Vermont Food Help
* Looking for information about 3Squares VT? This site is designed to be used by advocates, community service providers, and anyone interested in learning more about food stamps for themselves or on behalf of a friend or family member. This website gives Vermonters easy access to information about eligibility requirements, how to apply, and the economic and nutrition benefits of the Food Stamp Program. In addition, vermontfoodhelp.com gives Vermonters the opportunity to determine what their benefit level may be.
* Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
* Each year, the Feeding America network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
* Their network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.The Feeding America network secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually.
Institute for Research on Poverty
* IRP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As one of three Area Poverty Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it has a particular interest in poverty and family welfare in the Midwest.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
* The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
Coalition on Human Needs
* The Coalition on Human Needs is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable people.
Community Food Security Coalition
* The Community Food Security Coalition is a North American organization of social and economic justice, environmental, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, community development, labor, anti-poverty, anti-hunger, and other groups. The Coalition has 325 organizational members in 41 states, four Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia. They are dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food to all people at all times. They seek to develop self-reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice, democracy, and sustainability.
Congressional Hunger Center
* The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a nonprofit anti-hunger training organization founded by former Rep. Tony Hall and located in Washington, D.C. Members of Congress, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) are the co-chairs of our Board of Directors and exemplify our bipartisan approach to ending hunger.
Food Research and Action Center
* The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty.