Helpful Links & Organizations

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California Association of Food Banks
Site deals with hunger and advocacy issues providing a unified voice among food banks to maximize their ability to build a well-nourished California.

Feeding America
(formerly known as America's Second Harvest)

The Nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. Serves people in need by securing and storing surplus food and distributing it through their own network of local service agencies.

California Food Policy Advocates
A private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low-income Californias by increasing their access to food.

The Food Research and Action Center
The Food Research and Action Center is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in the United States.

Citizens' movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people — members help by lobbying the Nation's decision-making representatives on legislation that addresses hunger in our communities and the world.

Congressional Hunger Center
Promotes policies that improve the lives of low-income children and families. A bi-partisan organization serving as a center where anti-hunger communities discuss creative solutions to end domestic and international hunger.

World Hunger Education Service
Online publication of the World Hunger Education Service brings innovative and self-help solutions to fight against chronic hunger and poverty.

World Hunger Year
World Hunger Year (WHY) promotes community-based solutions to hunger. WHY uses extensive contacts to create networking opportunities for grassroots organizations.

University of Wisconsin-Madison-Institute for Research on Poverty
A center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.

Mathematica Policy Research
Mathematica Policy Research provides information on welfare reform and food stamp study. This firm is known for its high-quality, objective research to support decisions about our nation's most pressing social policy programs.

USDA - Center for Nutrition Policy Promotion
The center was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is the focal point where scientific research is linked with the nutritive needs of the American public.

USDA Food and Nutrition Services
Provides information on all Federal assistance programs and more.

Share Our Strength
A national nonprofit organization that inspires and organizes individuals and business to share strengths in innovative ways to help end hunger.

California Budget Project
Works to improve the economic and social well-being of low and middle-income Californians through public analysis and public education.

Children's Defense Fund
Provides a strong voice for children who can't speak for themselves, particularly paying attention to the needs of poor, minority, and disabled children.

Community Food Security Coalition
Dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local, and regional food systems while ensuring access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people.

A grassroots citizens' lobby working to end hunger and poverty. Identifies sustainable solutions to problems of hunger and poverty in the US and around the world, and generates resources necessary to make them succeed.

Welfare Information Network
Supports decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families, and communities.
Contains in-depth information on nutrition, health, food safety issues, and grant opportunities.

Tufts University Nutrition Information & Studies
One of the leading universities in providing nutrition information.