The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

About Us

T he Center for Hunger-Free Communities, established in 2004, is a community-engaged research, service, advocacy and policy center of Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia, PA.  The Center for Hunger-Free Communities offers multi-faceted research and action with the goal of developing innovative, empirically-tested solutions to the challenges of hunger and economic insecurity.

The Center's work encompasses four key projects: 1) Witnesses to Hunger that facilitates participation of mothers and caregivers of children who know poverty first-hand in the national dialogue on hunger, 2) the Philadelphia-site of nationally renowned research endeavor, Children’s HealthWatch, that links policy to child well-being and development, 3) the Building Wealth and Health Network a peer-oriented, asset-building model that helps women break the cycle of poverty, and 4) the EAT (Everyone At the Table) Cafe, a pay-what-you-can community cafe in West Philadelphia. 


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