Hunger Free Communities

Hunger free communities Network™

The Hunger Free Communities (HFC) Network supports broad-based, multi-sector coalitions that are committed to ending hunger in across the country in a generation.

Hunger Free Communities include a wide variety of stakeholders, including faith-based and other community nonprofits working alongside local businesses and government agencies. Together, partners work to enable a holistic approach to food security that coordinates different parts of the food system to work together.

The Hunger Free Communities Network encourages growth of these partnerships while also encouraging increased community engagement and a focus on equity.

The Hunger Free Communities Network currently spans 31 states and includes over 50 coalitions. These networks of nonprofits, companies, government entities, houses of worship and others address hunger and malnutrition needs on a citywide, countywide, and even statewide basis. To encourage the strengthening of Hunger Free Communities and the broadening and diversifying of the Network, the HFC Network hosts an annual HFC Summit, regular webinars, regional convenings, and a grant initiative to build the capacity of HFC’s across the nation.

Together, these stakeholders deliver impacts that include:

Deeper understanding of hunger in our communities and among our political leaders
Greater capacity and better coordination of emergency food programs
Improved access to and enrollment in public nutrition programs

Hunger Free Communities Network™ Advisory Council Members

Barbie Izquierdo Kissimmee, FL
Dawn C. Pierce Boise, ID
Joel McKinney Ann Arbor, MI
Kali Daugherty Milwaukee, WI
Meighen Lovelace Vail, CO
Yvonne Montoya Salina, KS