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Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food Organizations

Feeding America
Nation's largest hunger relief organization made up of a network of 200+ food banks and food-rescue programs. Includes a directory of food banks by zip code or state.
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Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Works to improve public policies to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Conducts research, monitors implementation of laws, provides coordination, training, and technical assistance related to hunger and food insecurity, and conducts public information campaigns.
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Meals on Wheels America
Works to bring meals to seniors in need including the elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or those at risk.
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Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center (RCPNC)
Works to increase participation in U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services child nutrition programs and other nutrition assistance programs. Focuses work on persistently poor counties in 11 states. Housed within the University of Kentucky.
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Seeds of Native Health
Supports organizations and programs that increase access to healthy food and improve the overall health and well-being of Native Americans. Funds the development of curriculum and education programs supporting Indian nutrition at the local and national level, and funds research to address the critical dietary challenges faced by Native communities.
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The Food Trust
Nationwide nonprofit that works within rural and urban communities to improve access to healthy, affordable food through nutrition education, research and evaluation, and policy recommendations.
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USDA Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS)
Works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals.
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Last Reviewed: 2/28/2018