Build Capacity, Inspire Change
While training and development opportunities are available nationally by all initiative partners, Hunger Volunteer Connection prioritized five cities to deepen capacity building efforts and expand the use of strategic volunteers.
The five cities are Chicago, IL; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; and Dallas and Houston, Texas. Each city was selected based on food-insecurity rates for households and children, current and potential volunteer engagement, and the opportunity to leverage existing relationships and assets available through Hunger Volunteer Connection’s national partners.
Our six partners have been working together to provide in-person workshops, convenings, and technical assistance to organizations fighting hunger in the five cities since May 2015.
Through these city-based efforts, Hunger Volunteer Connection aims to train over 200 community partners that will have the increased capacity to engage over 5,000 volunteers in the fight against hunger. In the future, Hunger Volunteer Connection hopes to expand to additional cities.