At least 12.5% of Western Massachusetts residents are living below the poverty line, and that number is growing.
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is dedicated to supporting local agriculture in the Pioneer Valley and runs a Senior FarmShare program for low-income elders.
The Crittenton Women’s Union developed a Family Economic Self Sufficiency Standard documenting the actual costs families face in meeting basic needs towns across Massachusetts. Read their reports showing the disparity between wages and cost of living that cause many families to need food assistance.
Project Bread, a statewide anti-hunger organization has publishes an annual Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts.
The Community Food Security Coalition is a national organization dedicated to building food systems to assure access to affordable nutritious and culturally appropriate foods for all.
Feeding America is the national network of food banks and food rescue programs.
The Food Research and Action Center is a nonprofit and nonpartisan research and public policy center working to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes an annual report on Household Food Security in the United States.
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizens’ movement seeking justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying our nation’s decision makers.
Church World Service engages in anti-poverty work in the U.S. and around the world. The annual CROP Walks they sponsor raise money to fight hunger.
Food First works to analyze and address the root causes of global hunger. They also highlight 12 key myths about hunger.
Oxfam International works to end chronic hunger worldwide.
World Hunger Year (WHY) advocates for community solutions to global hunger and poverty.