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.


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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State Legislative and Regulatory Action to Prevent Obesity and Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity (Interactive Website)

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State Legislative and Regulatory Action to Prevent Obesity and Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity is run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This interactive website offers information about state-level actions to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity. This database allows the user to search for state Legislative and regulation actions related...

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Planning a WIC Research Agenda

By Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Planning a WIC Research Agenda is summary of the presentations given at the Health Impacts of WIC—Planning a Research Agenda workshop held by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine on July 20-21, 2010. Individual workshop titles include: WIC and Birth Outcomes; WIC and Obesity; Research Needed to Improve Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion, and...

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Let’s Move! – Parents Take Action

By Let's Move!

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative focuses broadly on childhood obesity. Access to healthy and affordable food is one of its key components. Included in this resource are five simple steps parents can take to improve child nutrition. These include providing healthy snacks, making physical activity part of the family’s routine, planning a healthy menu, reducing...

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Let’s Move! – Schools Take Action

By Let's Move!

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative focuses broadly on childhood obesity. Access to healthy and affordable food is one of its key components. Five simple steps schools can take to address child nutrition are included in this guide. These include creating a school health advisory council, joining the healthier U.S. Schools Challenge, making the school a...

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Let’s Move! – Kids Take Action

By Let's Move!

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative focuses broadly on childhood obesity. Access to healthy and affordable food is one of its  key components. Five simple steps kids can take to improve their own nutrition are to move everyday, to try a new fruit or vegetable, to drink a lot of water, to do jumping jacks to...

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Let’s Move! – Chefs Take Action

By Let's Move!

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative focuses broadly on childhood obesity. Access to healthy and affordable food is one of its key components. Chefs have the ability to work with teachers, parents, school nutrition professionals and administrators to educate kids about food and nutrition. This document details five simple steps that chefs can take to impact...

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Let’s Move! – Community Leaders Take Action

By Let's Move!

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative focuses broadly on childhood obesity. Access to healthy and affordable food is one of its key components. Neighborhood organizations and faith-based groups are well positioned to initiate and coordinate activities to encourage healthy living and well-being. This resource details five simple steps community leaders can take to improve child nutrition. They include helping...

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Let’s Move! – Mayors & Local Officials Take Action

By Let's Move!

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative focuses broadly on childhood obesity. Access to healthy and affordable food is one of its key components. This resource details five simple steps mayors and local officials can take to improve child nutrition. These steps include becoming a Let’s Move! city or town, helping parents make healthy family choices, improving...

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Let’s Move Faith and Communities – Toolkit for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Organizations

By United States Department of Health & Human Services

“Let’s Move Faith and Communities” is designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations transform neighborhoods, engage communities and promote healthy choices. 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 which ones could work best for your organization....

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