Tackling Hunger, Together

Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to food for a healthy life. Food insecurity is more than just basic hunger. Hunger is a physical sensation of discomfort, but food insecurity is a lack of accessibility and affordability of food for a household. Food deserts, food waste, and economic crises all contribute to rising food insecurity rates.

Research into food insecurity highlights that many people do not have financial resources to meet their basic needs, affecting their physical, mental, and emotional health. Although there is a link between food insecurity and poverty, exacerbating factors such as economic crises, natural disasters or even the pandemic may cause people who are normally food secure to suddenly be at risk.

Food insecurity is not a mutually exclusive phenomenon. Families struggling with food insecurity are often affected by multiple overlapping issues including the lack of affordable housing, social isolation, chronic or acute health problems, medical bills, and low wages.

Areas of Focus

Our work involves the following areas

  • Food Access

    Identifying opportunities for multi-faith collaboration and policy development to ease the issue of food access.

  • Food Waste

    Using a combination of policy and programs to connect food sources to communities who need it the most.

  • Child Nutrition

    Working within the existing framework to bolster childhood nutrition through policy innovation.