WHEAT

The mission of WHEAT, as an Arizona-based nonprofit anti-hunger organization, is to educate, advocate, motivate and empower individuals to action in the fight against hunger. WHEAT works in collaboration with faith communities, faith based organizations, social service and government agencies and educational institutions to provide the tools of awareness, training and opportunities for service focused...

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Planning and Assessment Grantee Utica and its metropolitan statisical area (MSA) were identified in the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal’s 2009 “Mohawk Valley Regional Report” as one of the poorest of New York State’s cities.  This fact is substantiated by Census 2000 results.  Primary deliverables for the project...

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United Way of Passaic County

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Planning and Assessment Grantee Passaic County, New Jersey, is an hourglass-shaped county of approximately half a million residents located in Northern New Jersey.  Passaic County’s “downcounty” area includes the densely populated urban centers of Passaic and Paterson, surrounded by middle-class and working-class suburban areas that vary in their ethnic makeup and income...

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Poughkeepsie Farm Project

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Planning and Assessment Grantee Poughkeepsie is a riverfront city of nearly 30,000 residents in the Hudson Valley, a two hour commuter train ride from New York City.  It is located in border zone between metropolitan New York City and the agricultural regions of the upper Hudson Valley. Preliminary data suggests a significant...

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International Sonoran Desert Alliance

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Planning and Assessment Grantee Ajo, Arizona is one of the most remote, rural towns in the Southwest.  It is 40 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.  With high rates of poverty, unemployment, and infrastructure challenges, it is classified as a federal colonia.  This organization’s assessment goals include: developing a clear understanding of...

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Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Planning and Assessment Grantee San Luis Obispo County is a rural county located on California’s Central Coast, with a population of approximately 265,000 residents.  The county spans over 3,000 square miles and includes more than 20 towns and unincorporated communities with populations ranging from 18 to 45,000.  The economy is driven by...

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Planning and Assessment Grantee Niagara County, located in the upper Northwest corner of New York State, has a population of approximately 215,000 and covers 523 square miles.  Niagara County is predominately a rural, agrarian community.  Preliminary data collected suggests a significant need, but one that is unquantifiable and thus difficult to understand...

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Centro del Obrera Fronterizo

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Implementation Grantee The Chamizal neighborhood, also known as South Central El Paso, is one of the poorest urban areas in the nation. La Mujer Obrera will leverage its community-operated Mexican marketplace, Mercado Mayapán, to increase access to fresh, affordable foods; administer a culturally relevant nutrition education campaign for food service workers and...

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Hunger Free King County

USDA Hunger-Free Communities Implementation Grantee The United Way of King County project will focus on 4 of 12 initiatives described in the Hunger Relief Now! Plan, thereby reducing hunger among low-income children, senior citizens, immigrants, and refugees. These four initiatives are: 1. Expand Bridge to Basics – an innovative program that trains multilingual volunteers and...

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Illinois Hunger Coalition

The Illinois Hunger Coalition (IHC) seeks to alleviate and end hunger and the underlying causes through community organizing, advocating for progressive public policies,and public education. IHC operates Illinois’ Hunger Hotline (1-800-359-2163), where people from around the state call for SNAP application assistance, case management, and food pantry referrals.  Additionally, IHC works with the Illinois Department...

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