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Hunger & Food Assistance Resources

Creating a level playing field for all children is a mission that CDF cannot accomplish alone. We often work with or refer people to many other organizations nationwide who are working to improve the lives of children. A list of some of them is below.

  • Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that works at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
  • Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program (C-SNAP)
    C-SNAP is a unique, non-partisan research and public policy center dedicated to the health and nutrition of children ages 0 to 3. Led by a national network of pediatricians and public health researchers, the center collects data and produces original, timely research to inform policy decisions that prevent child hunger and promote children's health.
  • Coalition on Human Needs (CHN)
    CHN is an alliance of national organizations that work together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition's members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • Congressional Hunger Center (CHC)
    CHC trains and inspires leaders who work to end hunger in the United States and abroad, and advocates public policies that create a food secure world. Through two fellowship programs, these leaders bridge the gap between grassroots efforts and national and international public policy to provide access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food.
  • Feeding America
    Feeding America is made up of individuals, local food banks, national offices, as well as corporate and government partners. It works to secure food and grocery products on a national level and distribute, as needed, to local food banks. In addition, Feeding America has a national reach and works to engage the public and raise awareness of childhood hunger on a national and local level.
  • Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
    The Food Research and Action Network (FRAC) works to eradicate hunger and undernutrition across the country.
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, mission-driven organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. They work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives.
  • Share Our Strength
    Share Our Strength is a national organization that works to end child hunger in America. Through fundraisers, grants, partnerships, and educational progamming, It brings the culinary community together with activists and local food programs to spread awareness, help families and catch children at risk of hunger and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play.
  • USDA (Food and Nutrition Service)
    The USDA website provides information on the federal programs that provide children and low-income people with access to food, including the Supplemental Nutrtition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, the School Meals Program, Summer Food Service Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.