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Advocacy

Since launching in 2015, Hunger Impact Partners has widened its engagement in the public advocacy arena. Our state and federal public policy strategies include:

  • An enrollment campaign in conjunction with advocating for state dollars in support of free and reduced-price meals application assistance for non-participating families.
  • Joint application submission for federal funding to support a public-private partnership pilot program made possible through the federal Farm Bill Amendment authorizing $5 million for up to 10 projects.
  • Reinstatement of an annual allocation in state funding for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to support program retention/fresh fruit and vegetable purchases.
  • Tax-exempt designation for foods purchased by non-profits to support the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Legislation to align CACFP meal sponsor transfers of licensed childcare centers with family daycare homes sponsor transfers.
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