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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.
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How to Search the Library

  1. 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.”
  2. 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.
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Starter Resources

To provide a sample of what the resource library has to offer, here are five resources we recommend to get you started:


Hunger Free Communities – A Toolkit for Congressional Staff
by the Alliance to End Hunger

Hunger Free Communities – A Toolkit for Congressional Staff” provides guidance and strategies, in step-by-step format, for Congressional staff in beginning Hunger-Free Communities work…[Read More]


Map the Meal Gap
by Feeding America

“Map the Meal Gap” is a tool that depicts hunger at the community level. Select your state from the interactive map and start learning more about the residents struggling with hunger and the food banks that serve them. This study digs down to the county level, examining food insecurity rates, average meal cost… [Read More]


Let’s Glean
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

“Let’s Glean – United We Serve Toolkit” provides the basic information for those interested in getting started in crop gleaning and food rescue. The toolkit begins with a brief introduction and background on gleaning and then gives readers steps on…[Read More]


Bringing State Legislators to the Table
by the National Conference of State Legislators

“Bringing State Legislatures to the Table” provides state legislators with practical examples of how to leverage resources and expertise across sectors to reach vulnerable populations. The six sections address “working with” various sectors, e.g., children, senior citizens, diverse communities…[Read More]


Tackling Summer Hunger: Ensuring No Kid Goes Hungry When School Is Out
by Share our Strength

“Tackling Summer Hunger” provides details about the summer meals program and how Share Our Strength and its partners are successfully tackling summer hunger. The report provides background…[Read More]

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