Hunger Nutrition Coalition
About Hunger Nutrition Coalition
In July 2001, the League of Women Voters convened a Nutritional Task Force comprised of fourteen Bucks County social service agencies to identify the obstacles Bucks County low-income families face while accessing food and nutritional resources.
As more agencies and individuals joined the effort, it was found that Bucks County families experiencing unmet nutritional needs were suffering from food insecurity, or not having enough food to live healthy and active lives. This finding motivated the Task Force to add "Hunger" to its name, in order to fully address the unfulfilled nutritional needs of Bucks County families.
Who We Are Now...
Today, the Hunger Nutrition Coalition has become a group of emergency and school food providers working in Bucks County. The Bucks County Opportunity Council serves as the lead agency for the Coalition. The HNC's membership includes (but is not limited to) pantry managers, school food providers, farmers, gleaners, food advocates and volunteers. Members of the HNC also serve as advocates at the county, state and federal levels of government to inform legislative officials about the hunger & nutrition needs of Bucks County families.
What We Do...
The Hunger Nutrition Coalition meets six times a year to foster strong communication between emergency food providers, social service agencies, schools and community members. The Coalition also sponsors a bi-annual Hunger Survey to evaluate the food and nutrition needs of Bucks County families visiting food pantries from the Food and Nutrition Network. In addition, the HNC and Delaware Valley College co-sponsor a bi-annual Hunger Forum to highlight best practices and network around issues of food insecurity, nutrition and solutions.
For more information, check out www.hncbucks.org