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
- 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.”
- 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.
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.
By Oregon Hunger Task Force and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
This resources lays out Oregons goals to end hunger by 2015. This “call to action” guide encourages Oregonians to learn and address the root causes of why people are hungry and from there get involved in their communities. It gives insight to the importance of food assistance programs, but also why ensuring economic stability is crucial in order...Read More
“Oregon Business Hunger Initiative” highlights the need to work together to end hunger through engaging the business community and strengthening the work force in Oregon. The resource incentivizes business involvement in hunger through making the point that hunger is a business issue. Hunger contributes to the shortage of skilled labor, and it is prevalent in...Read More
“Understanding the Client Experience” is a case study conducted in Oregon which seeks to better understand and reduce the barriers to participation in SNAP. Through the “secret shopper” approach, barriers to program participation were identified and SNAP enrollment was improved. The case study provides a model for finding out how information is conveyed at the...Read More
“Setting the Table to Address Family Hunger” gives a summary of the caregiver meals pilot project, which provides free meals to adults accompanying children at summer feeding sites. The project makes the argument that providing free caregiver meals in conjunction with summer feeding programs is a benefit to the children, the families and program sponsors....Read More
“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.Read More
A Summer Food Guide: The step-by-step guide to running the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program in Oregon
“A Summer Food Guide” is a comprehensive “how to” guide for an individual or a group who is interested in running a Summer Food Service Program in Oregon. It provides some background information on hunger in Oregon and Summer Food in general before addressing in step-by-step detail the process of starting a summer food site....Read More