More than one in four children in DC households experience “food hardship” – their families lack money to buy the food they need – the fourth highest rate nationwide. But here is the irony: child nutrition programs are underutilized. Providers often don’t know about them, are unsure how to access them, or encounter bureaucratic roadblocks. DC Hunger Solutions educates the public about District hunger, poverty, and obesity; expands understanding of “food deserts” (neighborhoods without full-service grocery stores); and promotes awareness of, and access to, federal nutrition programs. It works closely with city government to make sure that food policies are effective and collaborates with others to coordinate resources. Since 2002, it has catapulted DC from 20th to 3rd in the nation for the number of low-income students starting the day with school breakfast. We have the resources: let’s end hunger now.
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- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- The current budget for DC Hunger Solutions is: Less than $500k
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