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Children America's Promise:

Child Trends : Dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children.

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) : The CWLA National Data Analysis System (NDAS) is the most comprehensive collection of child welfare data available.

Children's Defense Fund : A private, nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure every child a healthy, fair, safe, and moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood.

Children Now : An independent and nonpartisan research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families.

Families USA : The latest children's nutrition and health initiatives across the U.S.

KIDS COUNT Network : A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the KIDS COUNT Network is comprised of state-based KIDS COUNT projects in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Network members share the common goal of using data to advance change on behalf of kids and families.

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) : Identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and their families. The NCCP is part of Columbia University.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Children's Health Protection (OCHP) : Provides communities, parents and other care-givers with information to enable them to take steps toward protecting their children from environmental health threats.

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Government:

Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) : Ensures that the issues of domestic and international hunger remain at the forefront of national debate.

Economic Research Service (ERS) : Produces research on nutrition assistance for the USDA.

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) : USDA program that oversees the Food Stamp Program, School Meals, WIC, TEFAP and more nutrition services.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) : The legislators of the 50 states represent 250 million people of varying politics, diverse cultural backgrounds and different economic conditions. The NCSL helps lawmakers tailor policies that will work for their states and their constituents.

Nutrition.Gov: A vast nutrition portal that leads to information on food assistance and safety, lifecycle issues, health management, and research.

United States Census Bureau : Contains the latest U.S. census figures on poverty, income, and housing as well as poverty guidelines.

The United States Conference of Mayors : The official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Promotes the development of effective national urban and suburban policy and helps to ensure that federal policy meets urban needs.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) : The USDA and its programs, including the Food Stamp Program and Child Nutrition Programs.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Children's Health Protection (OCHP) : Provides communities, parents and other care-givers with information to enable them to take steps toward protecting their children from environmental health threats.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services : Protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

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Domestic Hunger Relief:

Catholic Charities USA: Promotes innovative strategies that address human needs and social injustices, and advocates for social policies that aim to reduce poverty and strengthen communities.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America : ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world

The Hunger Site : A free "click to give" site in which staple food is paid for by site sponsors and distributed to those in need by Mercy Corps.

Interfaith Youth Core : A Chicago-based, youth-focused nonprofit promoting interfaith dialogue and community service locally and nationally. On "The National Days of Interfaith Youth Service," college students across the country will volunteer with our agencies and food banks while also working on on Habitat for Humanity projects.

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger : A nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to nonprofit organizations providing food, help and hope to hungry people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States, Israel and poor countries worldwide.

Meals on Wheels : Represents those who provide congregate and home-delivered meals services to people in need. Visit their site to locate a program to receive services or look for a place to volunteer.

Salvation Army : Provides food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and numerous other humanitarian services.

Society of St. Andrew -- Gleaning America's Fields ~ Feeding America's Hungry : A non-denominational Christian ministry that feeds the hungry all year long by saving fresh, nutritious produce that would otherwise go to waste because of market reasons and giving it to the needy. Accomplished through four operating programs: the Potato Project, the Gleaning Network, Harvest of Hope, and the Hunger Relief Advocate Initiative. The Society of St. Andrew adheres to Christian principles of good stewardship. Therefore, more than 95% of all funds raised by the Society of St. Andrew are spent on the direct delivery of food and services to the hungry.

S.T.O.P. Hunger : The Sodexho Foundation supports innovative programs that fight hunger in the United States, with a particular focus on helping children and their families.

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International Hunger Relief:

AHEAD: Adventures in Health, Education and Agricultural Development: Combats malnutrition, disease and poverty in developing countries.

Canadian Association of Food Banks : The Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB) is an umbrella organization representing approximately 235 food banks across every Canadian province and territory. Member food banks and their agencies serve about 90 percent of people who use food banks.

CARE: An international humanitarian organization that consists of 11 member organizations and works as a global force dedicated to achieving lasting victory over poverty.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America : ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

Food for the Hungry : Efforts include integrated, child-focused development and relief programs in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Food for the Poor : Aims to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Global Foodbanking Network: An international organization that works collaboratively to reduce world hunger by securing more food and enhancing the ability to efficiently distribute food through food banks and food bank network around the globe.

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger : A nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to nonprofit organizations providing food, help and hope to hungry people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States, Israel and poor countries worldwide.

Mercy Corps : Alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Over 91 percent of the agency's resources are allocated directly to programs that help those in need.

Oxfam International : A confederation of twelve non-governmental organizations working together in more than 80 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. The Oxfams are strategic funders of development projects; provide emergency relief in times of crisis; and campaign for social and economic justice.

RESULTS: An international citizens' grassroots lobby working to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. RESULTS identifies sustainable solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty around the world, and works to generate the resources necessary to implement them.

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) : The United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger, assisting the world's refugees and internally displaced people.

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Policy and Research:

American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) : A nonprofit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. APHSA educates members of Congress, the media, and the broader public on what is happening in the states around welfare, child welfare, and other issues involving families and the elderly.

Bread for the World : Their 46,000 members contact senators and representatives about legislation that affects hungry people in the United States and worldwide. Bread supports policies that address the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) : A nonpartisan policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.

Center on Hunger and Poverty : Promotes policies that improve the lives and developmental capacities of low-income children and families in the U.S. and conducts applied research and policy analysis. Part of The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) : A national, nonprofit organization with expertise in law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic security of low-income families with children and secure access for low-income persons to our civil justice system.

Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) : A non-partisan organization committed to improving public policies and private practices that influence the economic and social prospects and conditions of individuals, families, and communities.

Child Trends : Dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children.

The Coalition on Human Needs : An alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.

The Economic Policy Institute : A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) : A leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC serves as the hub of an anti-hunger network of thousands of individuals and agencies across the country.

Hunger No More : A resource for congregations to teach about hunger. Educational materials span all ages and the site is maintained by Bread for the World.

Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) : Dedicated to stimulating debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, and work and family issues.

Institute for Research on Poverty : A university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. Develops and evaluates social policy alternatives and analyzes trends in poverty and economic well-being.

KIDS COUNT Network : A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the KIDS COUNT Network is comprised of state-based KIDS COUNT projects in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Network members share the common goal of using data to advance change on behalf of kids and families.

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. : The firm has conducted some of the most important studies of health care, welfare, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs in the United States.

Moving Ideas : An online consortium of leading public-policy organizations and advocacy groups. Founded in 1995, Moving Ideas has become the first stop online for journalists, legislators, students, and citizens who want to keep up with the public policy, politics and ideas at leading research and advocacy institutions.

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) : Identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and their families. The NCCP is part of Columbia University.

RESULTS USA : A nonprofit, grassroots citizens' lobby working to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. RESULTS identifies sustainable solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and works to generate the resources necessary to make them succeed.

Share Our Strength (SOS) : Mobilizes thousands of individuals in the culinary industry to organize events, host dinners, teach cooking and nutrition classes to low-income families and serve as anti-hunger advocates.

The Urban Institute : A nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the U.S.

Wiengart Institute : A non-profit, non-partisan research organization focusing on poverty and homelessness on a local, state, and national level. The Institute, a project of the Weingart Center Association, is an information resource of data, statistics, websites, and research.

World Hunger Education Service (WHES) : Informs the public and policymakers about the causes and extent of, as well as efforts to end, hunger and poverty in the United States and the world.

World Hunger Year (WHY) : Attacks the root causes of hunger and poverty by promoting effective and innovative community-based solutions to create self-reliance, economic justice and food security.

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