The membership of the Alliance to End Hunger drives much of the coalition’s work. It is the diversity of the Alliance’s membership that makes the coalition such a versatile player in the national and global conversation on hunger. This strength in diversity is the mindset behind four general “pillars” that guide the Alliance’s work:
- Foster Strategic Partnerships: The Alliance initiates unique partnerships among members that expand their capacities to benefit the hungry people they serve. By establishing connections between member organizations, the Alliance facilitates collaboration on the most effective solutions to combat hunger.
- Building Political Commitment: The Alliance elevates hunger on the national agenda by encouraging political leaders to advocate on behalf of poor and hungry people. Alliance members are working together to urge some of the most influential anti-hunger leaders in Congress to use their political power to influence policy on both the national and international level.
- Hunger Free Communities Initiative: Through the establishment of the Hunger Free Communities Initiative, the Alliance helps to convene diverse community-led coalitions, and supports their work to better understand hunger within these communities. This initiative facilitates the start-up process, connects coalitions with members of Congress and other elected officials, initiates communication among groups, shares best practices, and supports the USDA Hunger Free Communities grant program in Congress.
- National Alliance Partnership Program: The National Alliance Partnership Program is an effort by the Alliance to provide capacity building for civil society coalitions (National Alliances) in seven developing countries: Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The Partnership Program is currently supported by a grant by the U.S. Agency for International Development under the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative.