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.


Bringing Legislators to the Table: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition in America

By National Conference of State Legislatures

State legislators are in a unique position to tackle hunger and nutrition issues from various angles. They can provide incentives for schools to institute school meal programs, create legislation that would appropriate more funds toward a WIC farmers market nutrition program, or establish an award to recognize those individuals and organizations that are champions in...

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Child and Adult Care Food Program: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All

By U.S. Department of Agriculture

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All assesses the nutritional needs of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) population based on Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Reference Intakes and makes recommendations for revisions to the CACFP meal requirements. The book outlines meal requirements that include food specifications that could be...

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Ayuda para conseguir alimentos del Departmento de Agricultura en los Estados Unidos / Getting Help With Food From The USDA

By U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ayuda para conseguir alimentos del Departmento de Agricultura en los Estados Unidos agrupa los programas según las personas que éstos pueden ayudar. El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos tiene muchos programas para ayudar a las personas a conseguir alimentos. Todas las siglas son las de inglés. Los inmigrantes pueden recibir ayuda con alimentos de todos estos programas.   Getting Help With Food From The USDA groups the USDA programs according...

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (En Español)

By U.S. Department of Agriculture

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a bilingual brochure detailing the particulars of SNAP. After an explanation of the program, this brochure addresses the benefits, frequently asked questions, and resources associated with SNAP. Brief information about how to contact the state office and how to add healthy foods to family’s eating habits is included.   Supplemental...

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2010 Addressing Hunger – Federal Nutrition Programs

By Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon

“2010 Addressing Hunger” documents the use of federally funded nutrition programs in Oregon counties, and the federal dollars that go untapped when all who are eligible do not receive assistance. In addition, the resource provides background information on the Federal Nutrition Programs.

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