2/7: AAFB Receives National Grant to Further Anti-Hunger Efforts
The Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the national anti-hunger organization Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) to support its anti-hunger work. These funds will support AAFB’s collaborative efforts to raise awareness about the extent of hunger and poverty in Arizona, while moving closer to the ultimate goal of ending hunger.
“With one in five individuals regularly struggling with hunger or living in poverty, including one in four of our children, we have a serious problem in Arizona,” said Ginny Hildebrand, president and CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks. “We work closely with many partners to ensure that the most vulnerable Arizonans have enough to eat. We are pleased to have FRAC as such a strong supporter and partner in our work to end hunger.”
The grant will enable AAFB to intensify its effort to expand utilization of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly Food Stamps) and child nutrition programs, such as school lunch and breakfast, afterschool, and summer food; to advocate for key changes in federal, state and local policy and practice in nutrition programs; to engage in public policy research and analysis, raise awareness of the extent of hunger and poverty; and to enhance the role of federal nutrition programs as a solution to that hunger and poverty.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the lead advocacy organization working to end hunger in America through stronger public policies. For more information, visit www.frac.org
. FRAC’s Campaign to End Childhood Hunger aims to provide all children in this country with the good nutrition they need to be healthy, to learn, and to grow into productive adults who fulfill their potential. It is working both to raise low-income families’ incomes and to expand the reach of federal nutrition supports.