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National Hunger Clearinghouse & ACTIONS
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National Hunger Clearinghouse Facilitating the exchange of information, resources, and ideas among organizations fighting hunger and poverty Mission & Background In 1995, WHY was contracted by the USDA to create and maintain a clearinghouse of information for the benefit of organizations fighting hunger and poverty. In the years that followed, the National Hunger Clearinghouse (NHC) went above and beyond the bounds of its contract, actively cultivating a national network of grassroots organizations working on food, nutrition, agriculture, hunger, and poverty issues. Read more… National Hunger Clearinghouse Services NHC Database The nation's only centralized database of organizations working on food, nutrition, agriculture, hunger, and poverty issues, the NHC Database (available online) makes it easy for organizations to learn about and connect with other agencies, programs, coalitions, ect. Read more… National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY Each year, the National Hunger Hotline fields hundreds of calls from organizations, donors, and volunteers looking for information on emergency food distribution, gleaning, government programs, nutrition, funding sources, and other related topics. The Hotline also refers thousands of needy individuals to emergency food providers, government assistance programs, and various social services. Read more… Clearinghouse Connection This monthly newsletter provides information on upcoming conferences, policy initiatives, and funding opportunities. It is designed to keep even the busiest individuals abreast of new developments in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Read more… Get Started Join the Clearinghouse Update Your Agency Information Search the NHC Database Start a Program For Programs--How to Broaden Your Impact Through Partnerships For Individuals--How You Can Help Frequently Asked Questions http://www.worldhungeryear.org/comm_conn/nat_hunger_directory.asp ACTIONS: FOOD SECURITY FOR SENIORS AT STAKE Congress is considering Fiscal Year 2006 funding for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)—a program that provides food to low income seniors in 32 states across the country. If the program is funded at current investment levels, at least 45,000 and up to 120,000 needy seniors nationwide will be denied access to healthy, balanced food boxes this year. Members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture are expected to reach an agreement in the coming days on the Fiscal Year 2006 CSFP spending level. Urge Your Senator To Co-Sponsor The Hunger-Relief Trucking Tax Credit Act The “Hunger Relief Trucking Tax Credit Act,” S. 283, would help alleviate the financial burden food banks and food-rescue organizations face in transporting food from a donor to hunger-relief organizations. The legislation would change the tax code to give transportation companies tax incentives for providing free trucking to transfer donated food to nonprofit hunger relief charities. Write your Senators today! MORE INFO & TAKE ACTION HERE: http://www.hungeractioncenter.org/home.aspx
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