In the summer of 2015, various hunger fighting organizations led by Transition Durham, teamed up to host four End Hunger Action Forums. These were attended by food activists, advocates, academics, program participants, and concerned citizens. This resulted in action teams and monthly meetings to address areas of potential collaboration.

 

Vision: End Hunger Durham envisions a unified and just food system where healthy food is available to everyone.

 

Mission: We support food relief agencies, and those in need of food, with reliable information, networked collaborations, and advocacy for policies and initiatives aimed at ending poverty and hunger. We believe that everyone should have access to adequate amounts of nutritious food and be equipped with the knowledge and tools to live a healthy life. We assert that in a society of abundance, access to healthy food is a human right.

 

How?

We listen to those working to end hunger and those facing hunger;

We link resources to the needs and promote innovations;

We collaborate with those living with inadequate food and those seeking solutions, and

We advocate for policies that address hunger and poverty.

 

Accomplishments

  • Conducted a detailed survey of known food pantries in Durham County and circulated an up-dated listing.

 

  • Hosted community forums on food waste, hunger among seniors, food policy initiatives, data and mapping of food resources, food pantries, and summer meals.

 

  • Organized the Coalition of Durham Food Pantries to collaborate on meeting common challenges.

 

  • Advocated for robust federal funding of nutrition programs, state funding for fresh food in corner stores, tax deductibility for food donations, and more.

 

  • Raised money for the Durham CROP Hunger Walk and linked Double Bucks as a funding recipient. (Double Bucks matches $10 of SNAP expenditures at farmers’ markets with each visit.)

 

  • Organized the Food & More pilot project to support food pantries working to expand their services to clients.

 

  • Innovated the Information Station to improve clients’ awareness of, and access to, benefit programs and community resources.

 

Join us to:

  • volunteer with the Information Station
  • organize and inform
  • join our Steering Committee
  • write letters/call representatives
  • help with surveys, raise awareness, and more

 

Contact info@endhungerdurham.org to sign up for our E-newsletter, or call (919) 381-5969 for more information.