About The Library

Welcome to the Hunger Free Communities Network’s online resource library! This ever growing database serves as a one-stop shop and home base for anti-hunger organizers featuring toolkits, case studies, research, online tools, community plans and other resources generated by the Alliance to End Hunger, our national partners and hunger free community coalitions across the country.
This is a user-driven tool, so feel free to rate resources and leave a comment! Also, please submit your own resources, so we can share your good ideas with others.


How To Search The Library

  1. Keyword Search: To run a keyword search, simply type the word(s) or phrase(s) you’re looking for into the box on the top right of the page (e.g. USDA, child hunger) and click “submit.”
  2. Category Search: To run a category search, use the drop-down menus to the right of the page under the heading “Resource Library Search” to select your desired search topic(s) and click “submit”. This search will yield more results if you limit your selections to one drop-down menu (e.g. “Content Type” or “Activity”). For an explanation of the categories, please click the orange “?” symbol next to the heading for each drop-down menu.

When the search results appear, click on the title of the resource for a more detailed description of that resource. There you’ll be able to directly access the resource.


Featured Resources

The Self-Assessment Workbook (SAW): The goal of the SAW is to assist a HFC coalition in determining for itself the critical elements for effective organizational management and network functioning and to identify those areas in need of strengthening or further development.  The SAW is designed to enable organizational learning, foster team sharing, and encourage reflective self-assessment within an anti-hunger coalition.  It can be used for strategic planning, evaluation and building group cohesion.

The Advocacy Playbook: The Advocacy Playbook is the Alliance to End Hunger’s signature advocacy toolkit and resource. It helps make the case for why advocacy a good idea and provides guidance on how your coalition or organization can help the cause.

Toolkit for Developing and Strengthening Hunger Free Community Coalitions: This provides a step-by-step guide for building coalitions, plus it gives best practices examples from the field, ideas for implementation, and practical tools. We hope it serves as a jumping off point for your local community’s efforts to find a solution to food insecurity.


At First Glance: Hunger, Health & Equity | Spotlight on Native Americans

By Feeding America

This foundational issue brief developed by Feeding America’s Health Equity Action League (HEAL) describes food and health disparities within Native American communities and offers suggestions on immediate actions individuals and organizations can take to advance health equity and ensure all have a fair opportunity to live long and healthy lives.

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At First Glance: Hunger, Health & Equity | Spotlight on Latinos

By Feeding America

This foundational issue brief developed by Feeding America’s Health Equity Action League (HEAL) describes food and health disparities within Latino communities and offers suggestions on immediate actions individuals and organizations can take to advance health equity and ensure all have a fair opportunity to live long and healthy lives.

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At First Glance: Hunger, Health & Equity | Spotlight on the Black Community

By Feeding America

This foundational issue brief developed by Feeding America’s Health Equity Action League (HEAL) describes food and health disparities within Black communities and offers suggestions on immediate actions individuals and organizations can take to advance health equity and ensure all have a fair opportunity to live long and healthy lives.

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Key Drivers to Improve Food Security and Health Outcomes

By Feeding America

This evidence review identifies key interventions that food banks and health care systems are engaged with as partners and assesses existing evidence to quantify the benefits of these programs for the specific outcomes of food security, diet quality, and health outcomes.

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Food is Medicine

By Feeding America

Food is Medicine’s initiative key health care partnerships learnings. A two-year initiative that supported food bank-health care partnerships and interventions to serve patients who screened positive for food insecurity in health care settings. Seven Feeding America member food banks participated in the project.  This resource describes the final data reported by food banks and their partners,...

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Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit

By Feeding America

This multi-part resource supports food banks and pantries in their work to address food insecurity and the overlapping structural challenges often preventing the selection and consumption of nutritious foods. This edition highlights the HER Nutrition Guidelines, Intercultural Competency, and Nutrition Policies, with new sections out in Summer 2021.

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Toolkit for Stimulus Check Outreach to Immigrant Families

By Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Toolkit for Stimulus Check Outreach to Immigrant Families. This toolkit features resources on how to connect harder-to-reach populations. These include families with immigrants, families with no or low-incomes, families with a member who is incarcerated, people who lack secure housing, people without Internet access, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities.

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FACT SHEET: United States Department of Agriculture Provisions in H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan

By United States Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, Mar. 10, 2021 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The legislation is a critical step in getting the U.S. economy back on track, getting children back to school, getting COVID-19 vaccinations to all Americans, and pulling millions out of poverty. Specifically, provisions within the...

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Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit

By Feeding America

The Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit is a resource to help the charitable food sector better understand and meet nutrition needs of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. You can also find several Toolkit sections available as their own standalone resources.

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Indy Hunger Network 2020 Annual Report

By Indy Hunger Network

Indy Hunger Network 2020 Annual Report. Report includes updates covering collaboration, activity, and efforts amidst COVID-19. With the mission to ensure that everyone who is hungry can access the nutritious food they need –  through dedication and flexibility the report details their resilient efforts.

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