More than one in four children in Washington, DC households experience food insecurity – their families lack money consistently to buy the food they need – the fourth highest rate nationwide. But here is the irony: child nutrition programs are underutilized. Families 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 community partners to coordinate resources. Since 2002, it has catapulted DC from 20th to 3rd in the nation for the number of students starting the day with school breakfast. Together we can end hunger in our nation's capital.

Information coming soon

Awards & Recognition



  • School Breakfast Week Provides Some Food for Thought
    Thu Mar 13 2014, Kaiser Permanente  
    School breakfast is important for many reasons. We know that school breakfast programs work to reduce hunger and support student achievement

Budget (FY2012)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for DC Hunger Solutions is: Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

If you like DC Hunger Solutions you might also like