Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) January 05, 2016
End Hunger Connecticut!, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization, today launched a new website designed to share resources and educate visitors about long-term solutions to hunger.
"We developed the new site with the intention of helping legislators, advocates, community leaders and the community-at-large understand the importance of federally funded nutrition programs and the impact they make on the lives of Connecticut residents," Lucy Nolan, executive director, End Hunger Connecticut!, said. "We also worked diligently to provide tools and resources, such as the Summer Meals Mapper and SNAP Pre-Screener, to help those struggling with food insecurity learn how they can provide nutritious meals for themselves and their families."
Among the website's new features are a Hunger Map providing community-level data on need and participation in federal nutrition programs; a Summer Meals Mapper, which helps families find meal sites in their communities; and a SNAP pre-screener, which helps adults determine if they are eligible to receive benefits. Those who determine they are likely eligible, by completing the pre-screener, are then encouraged to contact End Hunger Connecticut!'s SNAP Call Center (1-866-974-SNAP) to receive free assistance applying for benefits.
"Everything we do - from advocacy to outreach - is designed to improve Connecticut residents' access to these vital, federally-funded nutrition programs," Nolan said. "Our new website brings everything together in a central, easy-to-use hub."
End Hunger Connecticut!'s new website also provides detailed overviews of federally funded child nutrition programs available across the state - School Breakfast Program, Suppers and Summer Meals - as well as the SNAP program, in which adults of all ages can enroll, as well as actionable tips to help the community rally around and advocate for increased funding and legislative/municipal support for improving access to these programs.
For more information, visit http://www.EndHungerCT.org.
About End Hunger Connecticut!
End Hunger Connecticut! is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for community organizations, legislators, and low-income families. To learn more, visit: http://www.endhungerct.org.