Partners in Fighting Hunger
Alliance to End Hunger (www.alliancetoendhunger.org) Engages diverse institutions in building the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad.
Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org) The nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization that includes more than 200 member regional food banks and food rescue organizations.
Texas Food Bank Network (www.endhungerintex.org) An association of the 18 regional Feeding America food banks in Texas.
Why Campaign (www.whyhunger.org) WHY is dedicated to fighting the root causes of hunger and poverty by supporting grassroots organizations that create self-reliance, economic justice, and equal access to nutritious and affordable food.
Plant a Row for the Hungry (www.gardenwriters.org)
An innovative public service campaign first developed in 1995 by the Garden Association of America. The association encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the product to food banks and soup kitchens that serve the homeless and the hungry.
Share Our Strength (www.strength.org) Share Our Strength® (SOS) is a national organization that works hard to make sure no child in America grows up hungry. Tarrant Area Food Bank uses the SOS Cooking Matters™ Curriculum to teach nutrition and healthy cooking to low-income families.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (www.fns.usda.gov/fns) FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.
United States Census Bureau (www.census.gov) Contains the latest U.S. census figures on poverty, income, and housing as well as poverty guidelines.
Resources on Hunger and Poverty
Child Food Insecurity in the United States (PDF download)
Food Security in the US (www.ers.usda.gov/briefing/FoodSecurity) ERS provides extensive research on food security and food security measurement in U.S. households and communities.
Food Research & Action Center (www.frac.org) The leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States.
Hunger in America 2014, a survey study commissioned by Feeding America and its affiliate food banks including Tarrant Area Food Bank provides a snapshot of Americans who accesses food assistance and their circumstances, the challenges they face and the choices they are forced to make living on extremely limited household incomes. The 2014 study is the first to report on the prevalence of past and current members of the U.S. Military receiving charitable food assistance. See the national report and the regional report for Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Paradox of Hunger & Obesity in America (www.frac.org/html/hunger_in_the_us/hunger&obesity.htm) A study by the Center on Hunger and Poverty and the Food Research and Action Center
The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (www.cbpp.org) One of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
The Congressional Hunger Center (www.hungercenter.org/index.htm) The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a unique non-profit anti-hunger leadership training organization located in Washington, DC.
Tarrant Area Food Bank - Local Hunger Awareness Tools
Readings & Projects for Children & Students
The USDA for Kids (http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?navid=YOUTH_RESOURCES)
Information and activities on conservation, food, gardening, history, nutrition, science and more on a website created especially for a children’s audience.
National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness (http://www.studentsagainsthunger.org) The Campaign is committed to ending hunger and homelessness in America by educating, engaging, and training students to directly meet individuals' immediate needs while advocating for long-term systemic solutions.
Kids Can Make a Difference (http://www.kidscanmakeadifference.org) KIDS is a program of World Hunger Year (WHY). WHY is a leading advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty.
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
This children's book is about a young boy whose favorite uncle works at the local soup kitchen. During his day at the kitchen, the boy discovers the the soup kitchen patrons are real people with names and faces. He realizes that each of the patrons has needs not unlike his own and simply wants to be treated with respect.
Youth Against Hunger: Reading List (http://www.foodbankwma.org/learn/for-teachers/) Youth Against Hunger (YAH!) is a curriculum for schools and youth programs designed to help students understand hunger, poverty, and homelessness and develop a personal sense of civic responsibility. YAH is a service of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, a Feeding America member.
Readings for Adults
Texans Against Hunger Blog (http://texansagainsthunger.blogspot.com) Texans Against Hunger provides timely news, analysis and commentary on issues affecting hungry Texans.
Changing the Face of Hunger: The Story of How Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans, Democrats and People of Faith are Joining Forces in a New Movement to Help the Hungry, the Poor (2006) by Tony Hall
Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It (2009) by Sasha Abramsky
The Working Poor: Invisible in America (2005) by David K. Shipler
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2002) by Barbara Ehrenreich
Toward an End to Hunger in America (1998) by Peter K. Eisinger