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.


Healthy Food Healthy Communities

By New Mexico Farmers Market

This publication is written in both English and Spanish and provides informational recipes specific to the various fruits and vegetables that can be found in New Mexico.  The publication is aimed at informing the public of the nutritional benefits of buying local produce.   In addition, this document contains information regarding nutritional assistance programs helpful farmers...

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New Mexico Plan To End Hunger

By The New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger

Published in 2009, the “New Mexico Plan to End Hunger” includes five major policy and programming goals along with eighty-seven tactics to reduce hunger in New Mexico. The overarching goal of the plan is “To move New Mexico’s national ranking from #1 to #5 in food insecurity by affecting 35,000 New Mexicans over the next...

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Childhood Anti-Hunger Programs in 24 Cities

By The United States Conference of Mayors

In 2009, The U.S. Conference of Mayors invited mayors to describe the programs or initiatives that have demonstrated effectiveness in combating childhood hunger in their cities – the best practices that could guide other mayors in selecting or developing approaches to lowering a level of childhood hunger. This report illustrates the wide variety of approaches...

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