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National Links

The Beehive – an award-winning, multilingual web portal that provides low-income individuals web-based tools and information about financial services, education, jobs, health care, and family.

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) – a coalition of diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security.

Congressional Food Stamp Challenge – documents US Members of Congress week-long attempt to eat on a Food Stamp Budget.

Farm to School – connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers.

Feeding America – The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, with network members supplying food to more than 25 million Americans each year.

The Food Research and Action Center – the leading national organization working to improve public policies in order to eradicate hunger. Their website includes a downloadable Toolkit.

Food and Water Watch – A national policy advocacy organization committed to keeping our food and water safe, clean, accessible, and sustainably produced.  FWW’s Fair Farm Bill Campaign is working to increase access and affordability of healthy food for all.

Growing Power – transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems.

Local Harvest – An interactive website where you can find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably-grown food in your area, or buy produce, grass-fed meats, as well as many other goodies.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) – A national alliance of farm, rural development, and conservation groups that organized in 1988 to affect federal agriculture policy. Be sure to check out their Grassroots Guide to the Farm Bill!

NutritionData.com – Finds nutrition facts, including food labels, calories, nutritional information and analysis that helps promote healthy eating.

Sharing Our Strength’s Operation Frontline – A ground-breaking nutrition education program that helps families by teaching them how to prepare healthy low-cost meals and receive the most nutrition from a limited budget.

The Urban and Environmental Policy Institute’s Center for Food and Justice – Engages in collaborative action strategies, community capacity-building, and research and education.

USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Provides official government information regarding nutritional assistance, formerly (and still commonly) known as food stamps.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children) – A program funded by the USDA; provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

California Links

The California Food and Justice Coalition – Promotes the basic human right to healthy food while advancing social, agricultural, environmental and economic justice.

California Hunger Action Coalition – A broad-based membership organization of volunteers united in our belief that access to adequate, nutritious and safe food is a fundamental human right.

Champions for Change (Network for a Healthy California) – A coalition of Californian and national partners collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity. The Network works with Local Incentive Awardees (LIAs) that represent almost 100 local agencies in a variety of different community channels.

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