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The San Diego Hunger Coalition mission is to build a successful anti-hunger network that eliminates food insecurity in San Diego County.
The SDHC accomplishes this by:
• Ensuring maximum participation in and effectiveness of available food security resources (CalFresh, school nutrition & WIC, senior nutrition)
• Convening and educating anti-hunger organizations to increase collaboration and communication between them and access to affordable and nutritious foods for those facing hunger
• Partner with appropriate stakeholders to make a sustainable food system
• Developing and encouraging new food system anti-hunger partners from the community
• Conducting and facilitating advocacy to shape public opinion and policy at local, state and federal levels.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to and participation in federal food programs. Our vision is of a day when no San Diegan goes hungry; therefore, it is our mission to fulfill this most fundamental need. By educating and advocating about this issue on the local, state, and national level, we can defeat unnecessary suffering.
We believe that through education, advocacy, awareness and collaboration, this age-old yet solvable problem will be addressed. Hunger is not a “his” problem, a “her” problem, a “their” problem—it is our problem, and only through collective effort can we succeed. But it starts with you.
Your assistance can come in the form of a tax-deductible donation, volunteering time, or helping with one of our advocacy campaigns. Or it can be as simple as establishing a respectful dialogue about hunger that avoids negative stereotypes. Can you help us?
HUNGER & FOOD SYSTEM ADVOCACY
Encourage your legislators to support the following marker bills within the Farm Bill in this upcoming re-authorization year:
Video of the Training from Speak City Heights:
Click here to view the trailer of One in Seven: The New Face of Hunger a film about hunger in San Diego.
Since this film was released in 2010, hunger in 2012 now effects 1 in 5 residents. Contact us if you would like to view the entire film.
Of the hundreds of thousands of San Diegans who qualify for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, now called CalFresh in California, some 70% fail to take advantage of the free assistance. San Diego owns the unfortunate distinction of holding the lowest participation rate of any urban county in the United States. Are you one of the estimated 500,000 San Diegans who faces hunger? If so, there is help.
From the Executive Director
The CalFresh Task Force Awards celebrate those in our community who have worked hard to ensure access to CalFresh as an important part of the solutions to hunger and nutrition. To read more, click the link above.
The winners for 2012 include:
Outreach Partner of the Year: Jennifer Seneor, Feeding America San Diego & Daniela Solano, San Diego Food Bank
County Liaison: Craig Maze, North Central Family Resource Center
County CBO partnership: ACCESS Contact Center and 2-1-1 San Diego
Jennifer Tracy, SDHC Director, was the recipient of the Best Performance by a Local Advocate to improve CalFresh. Click on link to read more!
PRESS RELEASE New Report Shows More Low-Income Californians Struggle to Put Food on the Table 210,000 Low-Income Adults in San Diego County are Food Insecure
During the summer months, many children are at risk of hunger because school meals are no longer available. SDHC encourages the promotion of, and participation in the Summer Lunch program. Visit our School Meals page for quick links to local sites where lunches are served. These lunches are available to any child up to 18 years of age.
Thank you for supporting our efforts.