Jamila is currently working at the Presbyterian Church (USA), Office of Public Witness. They are helping build leadership capacity amongst grassroots leaders in congregations across seven states to strengthen the movement infrastructures in their respective and local communities. In addition, … Read more
Philabundance Agency Advocacy Toolkit is a resource intended to enable food pantry, soup kitchen, and other direct service providers to effectively advocate on behalf of state and federal anti-hunger programs. The toolkit includes information about how to engage with elected officials, develop a … Read more
First Steps: Integrating Transformative Community Engagement at Martha’s Table is a Martha’s Table-facing guide to understanding and practicing “transformative community engagement” (TCE)—a community outreach and engagement model that lessens power differentials between organizations and community members. The guide summarizes relevant … Read more
Able Bodies, Empty Stomachs provides an analysis of the SNAP ABAWD policy, and includes strategies for advocates to reduce the policy’s impact on low-income communities. Pennsylvania’s experience is presented as a case study.
Reaching Beyond Food: A toolkit for engaging in grassroots community development to strengthen community wellness is a guide outlining the process of building a collaborative community development effort from an emergency food systems perspective. It is meant to provide local leaders with … Read more
Ensuring a Dignified Experience: Why and How is a handbook for staff, board, volunteers, members and clients of emergency food programs with best practices for addressing the root causes of hunger, ensuring dignified programmatic operations and personal interactions, and working … Read more
Towards a More Accessible and Economically Just Chicago is a report that exploring barriers to employment for women with disabilities in the realms of economic development, education, government, housing, and transportation.
SNAP Time Limit: A Direct Service Organization’s Guide to ABAWD and Screening for Exemptions in Mississippi provides direct service organizations with a basic understanding of the SNAP time limit and the new requirements for ABAWDs. The report also includes tools … Read more
The Harvest Process catalogues case studies of processing projects within charitable food organizations around the country. Nora synthesized the information from the case studies and identified recommendations for the Vermont Foodbank to construct a financially viable model to preserve agricultural … Read more
SNAP Outreach in the Magnolia State is a toolkit for social service providers in the Jackson metropolitan area interested in conducting SNAP outreach at their organization. Based on feedback from current SNAP participants and social service providers in Jackson, the … Read more
Just Eats is an adaptable toolkit for individuals and communities interested in staging community cooking classes. The toolkit includes a full five week class curriculum, best practice information, and supplementary materials.