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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 and Action Center (FRAC)
Works to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Conducts research, shares information, and provides training and technical assistance related to hunger and food insecurity.
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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 15 states. Housed within the University of Kentucky.
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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: 8/4/2015