- Feeding America
Source Reference for Data Usage: Gundersen, C., E. Engelhard, A. Satoh, & E. Waxman.
Map the Meal Gap 2014: Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level. Feeding America, 2014.
- Hartford Food System
One of the nation’s oldest organizations championing food security, visit www.hartfordfood.org to learn more about the agency’s pioneering efforts to provide a sustainable, equitable and healthier food environment for Hartford citizens.
- Growing Great Schools
Growing Great Schools is a community-based effort in West Hartford, CT to create healthier schools by connecting food, culture, health and the environment. Its vision is to empower West Hartford Public School students to become active participants in their nutritional and physical health, while caring for the planet. Click here to learn more about their innovative Chefs Moves to Schools program, running Taste Tests and school-based Farmers Markets.
- End Hunger Connecticut!
End Hunger Connecticut! (EHC!) is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for policymakers, community organizations, and low-income families. The work of EHC! is vital to the visibility and coordination of various federal food assistance programs, such as SNAP and Child Nutrition Programs, that are meant to lower the prevalence of food insecurity and hunger. The goal of EHC! is to improve the levels of food security and nutrition among Connecticut families while creating and supporting policies that move families toward self-sufficiency. For more information, visit the EHC! website at www.endhungerct.org.
- The National Mobile Market
In direct response to nationwide food insecurity, The National Mobile Market provides a model for bringing a mobile market to any community or city. Using tried-and-true methods, their team of financial, operational and communications experts guides teams through the process of researching local food deserts, building community partnerships, recruiting financial support and sustaining a social enterprise. The mobile market concept is simply a grocery store on wheels that brings fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy and other shelf-stable essentials to communities that would otherwise lack access to these healthy foods. Their efforts are in place to address and prevent chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity by empowering food-insecure communities with the tools they need to bring new options to their areas. Visit their website to learn more about their approach, their network of partners and affiliates and to view their detailed development materials.