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.


Comience Una Granja En La Ciudad / Start a Farm in the City

By NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project

Comience Una Granja En La Ciudad relata los beneficios del desarrollo de huertas urbanas, las precauciones e información practica que se debe obtener al momento de iniciarlas. Además, incluye valiosos recursos relacionados a agricultura urbana en español, tanto como organizaciones que le ofrece apoyos para empezar, ayuda técnica en como crecer algunos cultivos específicos, y...

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SNAP Access in Urban America: A City-by-City Snapshot

By Food Research and Action Center

SNAP Access in Urban America: A City-by-City Snapshot examines SNAP/Food Stamps and hunger in 22 of America’s largest urban areas, situated in 19 states and the District of Columbia, looking particularly at local SNAP/Food Stamp participation rates, numbers of unserved people, and consequences for individuals and local economies.This report provides tables and extensive information based...

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Let’s Move Cities and Towns — Toolkit for Local Officials

By Let's Move!

Let’s Move Cities and Towns — Toolkit for Local Officials is designed to help local officials in launching their own Let’s Move! campaign in their city, town or county. There are a variety of activities and resources provided in this toolkit. The Let’s Move! initiative invites you to explore the menu of options and decide...

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Hunger and Homelessness Survey

By The United States Conference of Mayors

This report presents the results of a survey of the 27 cities that comprise The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness. Respondents were asked to provide information on emergency food assistance and homeless services provided between October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009. Cities included in the survey were: Boston-MA, Charleston-SC,...

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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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