Achieving a California "where the hungry come first," will require our government leaders to confront the problem head-on.
You can advocate for a change in public policy that ends hunger.
Contact your California State Legislator and your members of the United States Congress.
Our statewide food bank network feeds millions of people each year. The programs we manage and operate engage all sectors of society in the effort, building public awareness about hunger and its solutions. While we serve as a powerful voice impacting decisions about the food security of individuals and communities, we cannot do it alone.
We need you act to help us change public policy. You can take part in the advocacy in four important ways:
- Learn about how to become an anti-hunger advocate.
- Read what anti-hunger advocates and agencies read.
- Decide what approach you think works and craft your message.
- Reach out to your California and federal legislators.
Learn about how to become an anti-hunger advocate. Read Beyond the Food Drive, by Britt Boyd, a handbook on the most strategic ways Americans can fight hunger through service.
Read what anti-hunger advocates and agencies read.
- California Food Policy Advocates, a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low income Californians.
- Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) offers a national perspective on hunger advocacy.
- Congressional Hunger Center (CHC), a bi-partisan organization where anti-hunger advocates discuss solutions to end domestic and international hunger.
- The National Conference of State Legislatures provides resources and data concerning hunger and nutrition.
- Why Hunger, an organization building a broad-based grassroots social movement to end hunger.
Decide what approach you think works and craft your message. These samples may help you find your voice and express yourself in a way that will be heard.
Find and write to your representatives. Urge them to fund cost-effective solutions that address the root causes of hunger.