Raise Your Voice for Healthy and Hunger-free Communities
Your voice is one of the most powerful assets you have. Together, we can send a clear message to our elected officials: Addressing food insecurity and its root causes is critical to the health and vitality of our communities and nation. Our Action Alerts make it easy to send messages to your elected officials when they will make the biggest impact. Sign up today!
The Farm Bill
The 2018 Farm Bill is the nation's largest legislative effort to address hunger and provide vital resources for communities nationwide. We're encouraging our hunger advocates to contact their Congressional member and ensure they vote to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other food assistance programs from these cuts. Click here for more information and actions you can take right now.
Leading the Way in Food Recovery Benefiting
Neighbors in Need, The Environment and the Economy
An enormous amount of food is wasted in the United States each year. Information from ReFED - a collaboartion of business, non-profit, foundations and government leaders committed to reducing United States food waster - indicates that 72 billion pounds of safe and wholesome food does not make it the kitchen table every year in the U.S. As part of the nationwide network of Feeding America food banks, we bring together public, provate and non-profit organzations to rescue more food and drive awareness of the issues. Read more here.
State Support Food donations are essential to our mission, but they can be unpredictable. To help ensure regular supplies of staple food items are available to our partner agencies, the NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks works to inform NC General Assembly members about the problem of hunger - who is affected, the impact of hunger on the health of individuals and communities and what is needed to address the problem. Please express your appreciation to our leaders for their support of North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks. For your reference, here are tips for writing your state legislators.
Additional Resources Additional information and tools for speaking out for hunger-free communities are available through Feeding America's online Hunger Action Center.
On the state level, the NC Justice Center's NC Policy Watch and Commentary site offers a wealth of information relative to legislation moving through the N.C. General Assembly: www.ncpolicywatch.com.
The UNC Center for Poverty, Work and Opportunity is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary institute designed to study, examine, document, and advocate for proposals, policies and services to mitigate poverty in North Carolina and the nation.