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
- 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.”
- 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.
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.
Considering the Costs of Senior Hunger and the Benefits of Federal Nutrition Programs in Washington, D.C.
This report aims to uncover the connections between the sociological causes of limited food access among older Washingtonians, the development of nutrition-related chronic illnesses, and the potential savings to be garnered by the District by investing in senior-serving nutrition programs, paperless benefits administration, and developing a system of nutritional assessment and referral to address the needs of elderly clients...Read More
Ending Childhood Hunger in the Nation’s Capital – A Plan to Ensure that Every District of Columbia Child Has Access to Nutritious Food by 2016
This ten-step guide is a blueprint for accomplishing the goal of ending childhood hunger in the nation’s capital. It addresses connecting children to federal food and nutrition programs, increasing access to healthy food, providing better information for parents and children, and improving economic supports so families can afford good food. Each of the ten goals...Read More
“Going Beyond Emergency Food: A Guide for Providers” helps organizations move beyond emergency services so that they can provide the education and skills needed to address hunger and poverty issues. This guide will help you increase community food security and reduce poverty in your area. Increasing community food security means access to affordable nutritious food...Read More