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 of Human Services to convene Community Quality Councils with community-based organizations to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of federal nutrition benefits.