- 1 Household Food Security in the United States in 2014, ERR-194, USDA, Economic Research Service (Sept. 2015)
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The Home-Delivered Meal Program is looking for volunteers to deliver a weekday noontime hot nutritious meal and a friendly smile to seniors confined to their homes. For as little as 1 hour per week or month, your good deed will touch the hearts of our homebound older adults across the county....
Seven County Lunch Programs seek volunteers to serve a weekday noontime hot nutritious meal and the gift of friendship to older adults. No driving required, the meals are served at a center or independent living facility. For as little as 2 hours per week, your good deed will touch the hearts of our...
Collect and drop-off fruit, vegetables and other market goods from vendors at the Reston Farmerâs Market at Lake Anne Village on Saturdays, ensuring that our clients benefit from the abundance of local summer produce! Volunteers commit to participating on a monthly basis throughout the market seas...
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Do you know how your volunteer program compares to best practices? Use this tool, specifically designed for hunger-fighting organizations, to evaluate your program, and receive a customized report with action steps and recommended resources to improve your organization's volunteer engagement program. By VolunteerMatch
Before getting started on a skills-based volunteer project, there are things you can do to ensure that your organization is ready and that skills-based volunteers are the right solution to meet your needs. Use this tool to assess your organization's readiness to take on this important work. By Taproot Foundation and Points of Light
Are you an individual volunteer, civic group or hunger-fighting organization looking to make a lasting change on hunger, locally or nationally? Learn how you can make a difference in your community by participating in advocacy actions that will inform and engage elected officials in championing solutions to end hunger! By Alliance to End Hunger
The Community Tables blueprint provides mayors and city executives with specific steps and tools with which to better engage citizen volunteers on the critical issue of food insecurity, and specifically to help ensure that all children from low-income communities participate in and receive adequate nutrition through summer food service programs. By Cities of Service
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