The Chicago Food Policy Action Council recognizes the inequalities embedded in our current food system and the upholding of structural racism in Chicago. CFPAC works to address these inequities and is radically transforming Chicago’s food system by building local political … Read more
The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) works to ensure that all Chicagoans, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) have the right to produce and access culturally appropriate, nutritious, sustainable, and fair food. Their Productive … Read more
The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) is tasked with implementing the Good Food Purchasing Policy for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. A social network map developed using kumu and a Food Access Map have been developed … Read more
“Finding Food: Mapping Food Procurement Strategies in the City of Chicago and Cook County, IL” was presented by Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow Artis Trice as part of the briefing “A Snapshot of Hunger in America” on February 17, 2022. Artis … Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the inequities of our current food system. Returning to the lands, not just by physical proximity, but through a more intertwined relationship between land and community, is a form of resistance and resilience. This can … Read more
This project aims to explore how local government in Chicago might support the development of a reimagined social safety net—one that facilitates systems change rather than piecemeal, temporary solutions and one that moves from a food security-focused paradigm towards a … Read more
Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) co-develops, facilitates, advocates for, and supports implementation of policies that advance food justice and … Read more
Madelaine Britt of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Food Systems” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Madelaine completed her field work with Feeding America in Chicago, Illinois.
The Illinois Hunger Coalition (IHC), founded in 1988, is the only statewide membership organization that works to end hunger and … Read more
This workshop guide provides guidance for nutrition educators in facilitating nutrition workshops for homeless youth or groups with similar barriers to achieving nutrition goals. It can also be used as a model for creating new workshops with similar structures and … Read more
Laura’s report outlines four ways in which emergency food programs can help end hunger by partnering with the medical field to provide their clients more services. Additionally, I provide examples of the best work from my field site placement in Chicago and across the country.
Dead Ends: Assessing Transportation Barriers among the ABAWD Population in Illinois is the culmination of Maria Cristina’s work at the Illinois Hunger Coalition, where she spent her field placement researching the impact of SNAP work requirements on the Able-Bodied Adults Without … Read more