Community Initiatives Program Pivots

Sustaining & Innovating Community Programs During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has permeated our society in a way that has dramatically changed the way we live, play and serve. As an organization that works directly with under-resourced communities to address barriers to health, COVID-19 has challenged us to develop creative methods to ensure the continuation of key programming. That is why I am proud to […]

NHF Board Member Benny Hinojos

Board Introductions: Meet Benny!

Despite the unexpected transitions caused by COVID-19, we are very excited to announce the on boarding of five new board members to NHF! This month, we will be releasing a new post every week to highlight each new member. For today’s spotlight, NHF Marketing & Communications Manager, Stephany, had the opportunity to chat with NHF […]

2020 Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Unpacking Social Determinants of Health & the Role of the Anti-Hunger Community

NHF President & CEO, Kelly Bruno recently facilitated a powerful presentation at this year’s National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Over 200 participants joined her presentation on the social determinants of health and the role of the anti-hunger community on Sunday, March 1st. The presentation kicked off with a deep dive into the social […]

Share Table in South Los Angeles

Addressing Food Waste & Food Insecurity in South Los Angeles Through Share Table

Across the country, the USDA’s National School Lunch Program serves lunch to 30 million students every school day. While the program helps address the issue of food insecurity to some degree, it poses another problem – food waste. On average, the lunch program wastes $5 million worth of edible food every day, or $1.2 billion […]

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Students Don’t Sugarcoat Why It’s Important to Rethink Their Drink

Not only do sugar-sweetened drinks, including soda, fruit punch, lemonade, and sports and energy drinks, contribute to poor diet and obesity, they are also associated with tooth decay and deteriorating bones. Hardly worth the extra 300 calories a day! So, students from Santee Education Complex and Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles wanted their […]