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.


Best Practices for Vermont School Meals Programs

By Hunger Free Vermont

This resource provides a “how to” guide for improving School Meal Programs in Vermont. It is broken down into three main points: increasing enrollment of students eligible for free/reduced price meals, increasing access to school meals and improving the school nutrition environment. Each goal is supplemented by sub-strategies such as providing maximum anonymity for students...

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Fast Facts for Grocers Flyer

By Hunger Free Vermont

This flyer is designed to promote Vermont’s SNAP Program, 3SquarsVT, to grocers. It highlights the fact that becoming an authorized 3SquaresVT retailer will increase the grocer’s sales while providing an important service to costumers and the community. The resource provides background information on the program as well as a guide for stores to become an...

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Child Care Food Program – A Guide for In-home Child Care Providers in Vermont

By Hunger Free Vermont

Child Care Food Program –  A Guide For In-home Child Care Providers in Vermont is a resource for those who are interested in learning more about serving meals as part of their program. Initially, the resource offers some reasons for serving meals in child care. It covers how meals are reimbursed as well as who can...

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The Paradox of Hunger and Obesity

By Hunger Free Vermont

This resource delves into the paradox between hunger and obesity. It offers insight into why poverty leads to poor nutrition and restricts healthy living options. A visual in the form of a menu accompanies the issue being addressed. The menu demonstrates how a cheap meal has more calories than a more expensive meal.

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Feeding Minds

By Hunger Free Vermont

“Feeding Minds” is a great tool that teachers can use in elementary school classrooms to increase their students’ awareness of hunger as a real issue affecting people in their own communities. The curriculum helps students learn the importance of adequate, balance nutrition, and why eating a healthy diet can be difficult for many families. In...

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