Feeding America: a national organization committed to feeding America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engaging our country in the fight to end hunger. Their network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, providing more than 3.3 billion meals to virtually every community in the U.S. through food pantries and meal programs.
Hunger in America Study (2014): a research study conducted by Feeding America to capture the significant connection between the current economy and an increased need for emergency food assistance, on a local and national level.
Map the Meal Gap (2015): Through research conducted by Feeding America, we can see that the food insecurity rates in the four counties of western Massachusetts are among the highest in the commonwealth.
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI): a statewide nonprofit poverty law and policy center. Its mission is to advance economic, racial and social justice through legal action, policy advocacy, coalition building, and community outreach.
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA): a local non-profit agency working to strengthen the connections between farms and the community, by creating and running programs that link farmers, community members, and markets.
Project Bread: a state-wide anti-hunger organization that promotes sustainable and reliable access to healthy food for all, invests in the strength and resiliency of local communities, and collaborates with others to build a robust regional food system.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC): the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.
Bread for the World: a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. They equip people to write personal letters and emails, meet with their members of Congress, and work with others to end hunger through churches, campuses, and other organizations.