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Corporate Stance Against Hunger

Believing that hunger is preventable and food security is basic to quality of life, the Daughters of Charity of the United States and Canada adopt a unified plan toward eradicating hunger for the most vulnerable in society today: children and the elderly.

 

We will do this through:

1)    Sponsoringfood assistance programs with a focus on providing healthy food for children and the elderly

2)    Advocatingwith policy makers to promote and sustain food assistance and healthy eating education programs

3)    Leveragingresourcesin the communities we serve through networking and partnering

4)    Communicatingavailable resources and “nutrition hints” through our direct and indirect network of ministries

5)    Educating care givers and family members on healthy and financially responsible food preparation

6)    Praying for those who live with chronic hunger, those who care for them and those who create policies and legislation which have a direct impact on the quality of life for those living in poverty.

Get Involved: Pray, participate, sign petitions, volunteer

The following is a sample of the kinds of resources available to you on line to get engaged, educate yourself and share resources

 United Stated Council of Catholic Bishops
The USCCB advocates for the protection of agriculture and nutrition programs that provide for poor, hungry, and vulnerable people, both at home and abroad, support for those who grow our food, fairness to family farmers and ranchers, and that promote good stewardship of the land.
usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/agriculture-nutrition-rural-issues/index.cfm

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
frac.org

Feeding America
Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/

Share our Strength: No Kid Hungry
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger by … Learn more about how our programs, platforms and Initiatives do just that.
www.nokidhungry.org/programs

World Hunger Education Service (WHES)
The mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
—educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
—advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
— facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
—promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.
www.worldhunger.org/us.htm

Meals on Wheels America
The Meals on Wheels Association reports that by 2025 an estimated 9.5 million seniors will experience hunger or malnutrition—up 75 percent from 2005.
http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/theissue/problemandsolution

99 great organizations Confronting Poverty and Hunger
Food Banks & Anti-Hunger Groups; |; Anti-Poverty Advocacy; |; Policy & The Law …..Many organizations, from local and national poverty law centers to political  …
www.mswonlineprograms.org/poverty-hunger/

Hunger in America: 2015 United States Hunger and Poverty Facts
“The financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008 caused a significant increase in hunger in the United States. This high level of hunger diminished somewhat in 2013.”
www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/us_hunger_facts.htm 

Local Hunger Initiatives
Search the internet for hunger initiatives (or advocacy) type in your county

Examples 

Alameda County: ALL IN TO END HUNGER 2020.
“Food is a Human Right.” For personal stories and more information on why we’re taking action, please visit the Human Impact
www.acgov.org/allin/plan.htm

Maricopa County: Valley of the Sun United Way
Reduce Chronic Hunger by 33 percent in Maricopa County by 2016;
www.vsuw.org/community-objectives/end-hunger

 

Want additional resources? Search the internet for Hunger in America, Hunger Advocacy, etc.

  

For more information regarding Advocacy Initiatives of the Daughters of Charity Province of Los Altos Hills please contact: Sr. Margaret Louise Brown, srmlbrown@doc1633.org