The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Ways to Get Involved

1) Connect with your leaders 

Take part in holding our legislators and ourselves accountable for ending hunger in our city, region and country and beyond. Reach out to your Senate and House representatives and local leaders in your community to educate them about the issues and the importance of addressing hunger in our communities and in the United States.

2) Advocate for yourself and others

Educate your family, friends, community, and write to your leaders about what you know poverty and hunger, and what concerns you.  Share your personal experiences with hunger and poverty. Engage those in your community experiencing hunger and poverty firsthand to learn more, provide them opportunities to share their experience, and become a better advocate. Anyone can be a "Witness" to poverty and hunger in their community.

From June 3 - July 17, 2015, Witnesses to Hunger will partner with FRAC, Feeding America, Talk Poverty, the Center for American Progress and the Coalition on Human Needs to launch a campaign, "Community Voices: Why Nutrition Assistance Matters" to hear peoples' personal experiences with nutrition assistance programs and to learn about why those programs matter. Check out the Community Voices Toolkit for information on getting involved!

3) Learn more

Read and learn more about the issues and policies that affect hunger and poverty. See our Policy Issues pages as a starting point  to learn about SNAP, WIC and the other safety net programs that help America's families.

4) Participate in the Food Stamp Challenge

Participate in the Food Stamp Challenge to feel what its like for yourself. Share your experience and challenges with others, including local and state representatives through a blog, Facebook or Twitter.

5) Share your talents and your time

If you have the time, volunteer with a local agency to help augment their workforce.  Offer your skills to help others by providing job training, teaching literacy, staffing a pantry, or teaching computer skills. If you are in Philadelphia, see Philacares or for local opportunities to volunteer. Volunteer Match is a national resource for finding opportunities across the U.S.

6) Share your resources. 

We work with many other organizations who donate items and food to families to help make ends meet.  They include: ACHIEVEability,  Career Wardrobe, Cradles to Crayons, Dress for Success, JRA (Jewish Relief Agency), PathwaysPA, Philabundance, and SHARE. Please also consider supporting the programs of the  Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, an important organization that works to end hunger in the Philly region.

If you are interested in donating to one of our programs or contributing to our emergency fund, please see our Give page for further information.

7) Contact us

We always want to hear your ideas for change. There are so many different ways that we can contribute to bringing an end to hunger in the United States. We look forward to hearing from you.


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