Linking Anti-Hunger Organizations to Free Tax Preparation outlines various outreach efforts made by the Center for Economic Progress to connect clients of emergency food providers in Illinois to the Earned Income Tax Credit through the Tax Counseling Project’s free tax … Read more
Small Talks for Big Change: Conversations around Getting and Growing Good Food is a compilation of community discussions. It includes community members’ perceptions, words, and ideas about local food and food security. The report, and the relationship-building involved in its … Read more
Connecting People to Power: How to Establish a Citizen’s Advocacy Group at a Food Bank guides service providers through the process of bringing together food pantry clients to participate in sustained advocacy. The guide provides helpful examples, models, and references … Read more
In Search of a Hunger-Free Community provides insight into the needs and circumstances of clients accessing emergency food assistance within Hunger Task Force’s network of food pantries and meal sites. The report provides data related to client demographics, participation in … Read more
Hungering for Disaster Preparedness: Strategies, Resources, and Tips for Food Pantries and their Coalitions is a comprehensive guide to emergency preparedness, including a model agency emergency plan, monthly preparedness activities, and a needs assessment for use in food pantries and … Read more
Food Stamps and Immigrant Families: How Health Care Workers Can Improve Child Health makes the case for food stamps as a tool to improve the health of immigrant children, providing medical professionals with facts and culturally appropriate information to encourage … Read more
Exploring Farm to School: A Facilitator’s Guide to Implementation in Arizona is a tool for community members and food service directors to use as they increase the amount of local produce eaten in Arizona schools. The guide outlines opportunities, barriers, … Read more
Promoting Client Choice: How Food Pantries Can Most Effectively Alleviate Hunger presents the benefits of increasing client choice in the pantry distribution process. The brochure outlines eight different ways food pantries increase client choice while also eliminating food waste.
Improving Services: Suggestions for Food & Friends to Better Serve Diabetic Clients examines diabetic clients’ management of diabetes, their understanding of received services, and suggestions for service improvements. Combining data from home assessments and a focus group, background literature, and … Read more
Fighting Hunger with Policy: A Model for Establishing a Food Policy Coalition includes profiles of the Acadiana Food Policy Coalition’s ten parishes, practical notes on organizing, materials for the Acadiana Community Food Security Conference, and recommendations.
Nutrition Support Programs in the Health Care Setting: A Prescription for Hunger Prevention explores the benefits of having social services available to patients at Boston Medical Center, strongly encourages health care centers to incorporate “outstation” services, and outlines best practices.