Commitment to Action

Handbook to Improve Anti-Hunger Volunteering

Commitment by

New York City Coalition Against Hunger

In 2011, The New York City Coalition Against Hunger committed to distributing a handbook - Beyond the Food Drive: Strategic Volunteerism to Fight Hunger - and to providing follow-up technical assistance - to enable individuals, organizations, and businesses to make their anti-hunger volunteerism more effective. Strategies include: promoting skills-based volunteerism to build the capacities of food pantries and soup kitchens; utilizing volunteers to increase participation in government nutrition assistance programs; engaging students in increasing the use and improving the nutrition of school meals; and addressing the root causes of hunger by involving citizens in public policy advocacy. The New York City Coalition Against Hunger will distribute more than 1,000 printed copies, enable 5,000 to be downloaded online, and will provide technical assistance to more than 500 people and entities.

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Commitment

Handbook to Improve Anti-Hunger Volunteering

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

2 years

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States of America

Commitment by

New York City Coalition Against Hunger

Partner(s)

Texas Hunger Initiative, Hunger Free Colorado, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Hour Children