Act Now to End Hunger
Nearly one in seven District households struggles with hunger on a regular basis.
Here are ways you can take action:
Stay Alert and Informed
Stay informed with our alerts.
Click on the "Sign Up" box (see the bottom of the right navigation list) and add yourself to our mailing list to receive D.C. Hunger Solutions' action alerts. By signing up, you will receive monthly alerts on how you can act to end hunger and promote nutrition.
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Speak Up, Shout Out
Join one of our action groups.
We invite you to participate in any of the following groups hosted by D.C. Hunger Solutions - click on the following links to send us a message requesting more information:
- Farmers’ Market Collaborative – a group of farmers’ markets, anti-hunger organizations, and nutrition specialists that seeks to promote the benefits of farmers’ markets and implement strategies to increase market capacity to serve low-income communities.
Register to vote.
You can register to vote via the Internet through D.C.'s Online Voter Registration. Voting gets your voice heard, from issues affecting your neighborhood, to national issues, like hunger and nutrition. Take advantage of your right to vote.
Contact D.C.'s elected officials.
Tell the Mayor that food and nutrition should be a priority for the District.
Let D.C.'s congressional representative know that federal nutrition programs are important for all District families, schools and nonprofit organizations.
The effectiveness of the federal food programs depends on continued support and monitoring from lawmakers and concerned citizens like you. Let D.C.'s congressional representative, Mayor and City Council know that food and nutrition give everyone, from children to seniors, the strength they need to learn, be healthy, and be successful.
Share Your Skills
Volunteer with D.C. Hunger Solutions.
Fill out this form to get involved by volunteering, or connect with us through Idealist. Opportunities include conducting food stamp outreach, interning with D.C. Hunger Solutions, teaching our healthy snack lessons, staffing a booth at a community event, researching policy issues, or creating a project tailored to your skills and interests.
Distribute Our Act Now to End Hunger Infographic
Share our infographic (pdf) with your community and let them know what they can do to help fight hunger in our Nations Capital.
Distribute our "How to Get Food in The District of Columbia" Guide.
Download the guide in the Publications section and give it to anyone who could benefit from the federal nutrition programs. Make sure copies of the guide are available at any organization you know that serves low-income families and individuals. This guide can help people get healthy food for free on a consistent basis.
Get your school involved in the Federal Meal Programs.
Learn how your school can ensure more low income children receive school breakfasts and lunches - two of the most successful and cost-effective means to ensure children get healthy nutrition in their diets. Only a portion of eligible children take advantage of school meal programs.
Host a summer food site.
Find out how to become a summer food site. When school is out, many D.C. children go hungry because school meal programs are not available. The federally sponsored Summer Food Service Program bridges the gap in the summer months for these children. Public or private nonprofit schools; units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or state government; private nonprofit organizations; public or private nonprofit camps and public or private nonprofit universities or colleges may host a Summer Food Service Program site.
Get funding to provide meals to additional populations and programs.
Share Your Story
Sharing your personal experience with hunger or food insecurity with D.C. Hunger Solutions - as an advocate, service provider, or concerned resident - is an effective way to focus attention on the issue and support solutions to the problem. D.C. Hunger Solutions can share your story with media and lawmakers while protecting your privacy. To share your story, contact us at (202) 986-2200.