The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

That’s my son, Dominic. This is the food pantry of the Johnnycake Center. My son, he’s special needs. He has Down syndrome. He’s been volunteering for the pantry for like three years now.  I might be a person in need of some of this stuff, but when you’re in need you can also give back. I wouldn’t ever take if I didn’t need, and so I give back through volunteering.

Hunger-Free Hospitals

In June 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reduce funding for WIC in the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill.  If passed in the Senate, this budget cut could drop 200,000 – 350,000 mothers and young children from the WIC program.  See an analysis from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.  The U.S. Senate should reject short-term cost saving measures that will hurt our youngest and most vulnerable children.

Current Issue

The Center is currently working with area hospitals to develop a model “hunger-free hospital” that involves food insecurity screenings, benefits enrollment assistance, discounted cafeteria meals, and more.  For more information or to get involved, please contact us!

 

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