Our community members are the center of our mission. In order to meet today’s need, we need to know how communities are changing and how hunger is changing. We participate in formal research projects to be evidence-based, and we develop neighborhood-level analyses highlighting areas where gaps in services exist or are less accessible. We also use data to examine how larger macroeconomic trends may impact our network partners and the communities we support – trends like displacement/gentrification, housing instability and rising homelessness.
Our use of this information helps us support policies and programs that advance racial equity, economic opportunity and well-being for all.
We collaborate with community members, grassroots organizations, schools, healthcare providers and universities to identify promising solutions and strategies that support healthy families today, and healthier communities tomorrow.
We support our advocacy team by helping to create data products in support of federal, state or local policy initiatives.
Examples of our work: