Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
End Hunger Connecticut!, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization, with headquarters in Hartford, is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) to support its anti-hunger work. These funds will support End Hunger Connecticut!’s work to raise awareness about the extent of hunger and poverty in our state and move closer to the ultimate goal of ending hunger in Connecticut.
The grant will enable End Hunger Connecticut! to intensify its effort to expand utilization of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs, such as school lunch and breakfast, afterschool snacks and suppers, and summer food; to advocate for key changes in federal, state and local policy and practice in nutrition programs; to engage in public policy research and analysis, raise awareness of the extent of hunger and poverty; and to enhance the role of federal nutrition programs as a solution to that hunger and poverty.
“Sometimes it is hidden behind closed doors, but hunger is a serious problem in Connecticut. Many of our residents struggle with hunger on a daily basis and End Hunger Connecticut! works to ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors – including seniors, working families, children, individuals with disabilities and those who are homeless – have enough food to get by,” Lucy Nolan, Executive Director, End Hunger Connecticut!, said. “We are pleased to have FRAC as such a strong supporter and partner in our work to end hunger in Connecticut.”
End Hunger Connecticut! will use the grant from FRAC to support its work to ensure access and participation to the federal food programs.
To learn more about End Hunger Connecticut!, visit: http://www.endhungerct.org.
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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.
About the Food Research and Action Center
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the lead advocacy organization working to end hunger in America through stronger public policies. For more information, visit http://www.frac.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/foodresearchandactioncenter or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/fractweets. FRAC’s Campaign to End Childhood Hunger aims to provide all children in this country with the good nutrition they need to be healthy, to learn, and to grow into productive adults who fulfill their potential. It is working both to raise low-income families’ incomes and to expand the reach of federal nutrition supports.