Hunger Free Heartland
Despite the metro area’s close relationship with agriculture, childhood hunger is a significant problem in our community. One in six families with children in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area struggled to put food on the table at some point during the past year. Community leaders felt something should be done, resulting in the launch of the Hunger Free Heartland (HFH) initiative.
First convened by ConAgra Foods Foundation, the initiative has grown to include representation from more than 75 businesses, charitable and community organizations, including education, health care and social service groups, and government representatives. We are uniting behind a common purpose to end childhood hunger in the metro area.
The ultimate goal is to ensure every child in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties has daily access to breakfast, lunch and dinner. The first year priority is that by 2011 every child has breakfast every day.
|Primary Contact:||Sue Arment|
|Scope of your HFC coalition||Regional (Intrastate)|
|Type of Community:||Urban|
|Coordinated Activities:||Advocacy, Community Engagement/Resource Campaigns, Emergency Food Assistance, Public Nutrition Programs|
|Programs||Backpack Programs, Farmers Markets, Food Pantries, School Meals, SNAP (Food Stamp) Outreach, Summer Feeding|
|Coalition Composition:||Businesses, Chefs/Restaurants, Churches/Synagogues/Mosques, Colleges and Universities, Elected Officials, Faith-Based Organizations, Government Agencies, Hospitals and Health Care Systems, Non-Profit Organizations, Primary and Secondary Schools|
|Community Plan:||Plan Completed|