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BECOME A HUNGER FREE ACTIVIST

We are calling on you become an Activist for a Hunger Free San Diego. Sign up for email action alerts to stay up-to-date about how to strengthen access to food resources. As a Hunger Free Activist, you will:

  • Stay up-to-date on issues of importance to our community
  • Receive a variety of options for participation so you can decide your level of engagement.
  • Access the information and tools you need to be effective – from specialized advocacy training to talking points.
  • Enjoy privacy. We will not share your name or information with anyone outside our organization without specifically asking for permission.

Your voice can make a real difference in the lives of everyday San Diegans struggling to feed their families. 

Then, share that you are a Hunger Free Activist on social media. (Facebook / Twitter
Keep reading for immediate and upcoming opportunities to use your voice! 


ADVOCACY 101 TRAINING

Interested in growing your individual advocacy efforts? Attend our Advocacy 101 training. Meet fellow Hunger Free Activists, learn how our government works, and find out how to use your voice to ensure elected officials know the importance of making San Diego County a Hunger Free community!

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Attendees will hear from Venus Molina, Chief of Policy for San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole on the importance of individual advocacy. The training will be conducted by San Diego Hunger Coalition Director of Policy and Advocacy Diane Wilkinson and will use interactive activities and engaging discussion to provide:

• A basic understanding of the legislative process
• An overview of food assistance programs
• Strategies and tools to be an effective advocate for individuals and families struggling with hunger in your community


Refreshments and a light meal will be provided.
Click here to RSVP and save your spot. 


HUNGER ADVOCACY NETWORK PAPER PLATE PHOTO ESSAY

As a way to uplift the voices of the 1 in 6 people facing food insecurity in our region, we are proud to share a photo essay of the Hunger Advocacy Network's annual Paper Plate campaign. Each year, these plates are sent to San Diego County’s state representatives to share the voices of the food insecure and advocate for hunger relief policies.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PAPER PLATE PHOTO ESSAY


MILITARY HUNGER PETITION

 
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Tell Congress hunger among military families is unacceptable!

Civilian families across the U.S. depend on SNAP - known as CalFresh in California - to purchase the food they need to make ends meet. However, a tangle of legal red tape prevents many military families from accessing this vital food resource. Learn more and sign our petition to tell Congress hunger among our nation's military families is unacceptable! 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Click on the resource links below to stay informed and engaged. 

Find Your Representative 

Find Ways to Connect With Your State Representative

Countable - Find out how your representative voted, get clear concise summaries of bills, and take action.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

8 Myths About Hunger (via MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger)

Mapping the Meal Gap: Hunger in San Diego (via Feeding San Diego)

San Diego Hunger Coalition Research and Reports

Invite the San Diego Hunger Coalition to speak at your school or organization. 


OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Donate

Your tax-deductible donation to the Hunger Coalition goes directly to funding our critical programs that remove barriers to food access for people that are hungry in San Diego.

You may also send a check or money order to:
San Diego Hunger Coalition
4305 University Ave., Ste. 545
San Diego, CA  92105

Volunteer

We occasionally have volunteer opportunities. If you would like to be contacted when these opportunities become available email info@sdhunger.org.

Please also consider volunteering for one of our partners:

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