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Hunger Action Teams

What is a Hunger Action Team?

Hunger Action Teams (HATs) are coalitions that bring people from across a community together to develop local solutions to hunger. HATs are at work in towns and neighborhoods across the region - leveraging local resources and relationships to raise awareness about hunger, connect services to make it easier for people to get help, and launch new initiatives that strengthen each community’s capacity to meet local needs. This comprehensive solution to hunger requires seeking out new avenues of collaboration to create the greatest possible impact. HAT members include individuals struggling with hunger, nonprofit organizations, town government, the faith community, local businesses, food donors, and concerned individuals. Check out this article from a Foodshare newsletter that highlights the power of Hunger Action Teams.

Join Your Local Team!

HATs are hard at work in towns and neighborhoods throughout Hartford and Tolland counties. Learn where these groups are making life better for the people we serve and join your local team.

  • Learn More: As a Hunger Action Team member, you will begin by asking "Why are people hungry in our community and what can we do to make it better?"
  • Calendar: Browse our upcoming meetings.
  • Meeting Minutes: Check out the discussion some of our past meetings.
  • Foodshare's Partnership Program Grant: Funding available to explore new ideas to increase access to healthy affordable food in our community. In short, a great way to test new ideas from the HATs.
  • HAT Map: Take a look at our to see where our current Hunger Action Teams are located.

Take Action

Want more information? Contact our Community Network Builders, Sarah Hill at 860-286-9999.

How You Can Help

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Take action today and donate your time to Foodshare. We offer a variety of opportunities to get involved and give back.

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Financial gifts help more of our neighbors access nutritious food. Your donation can be the difference between hunger and health.

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Join us for events that raise awareness and support for the Foodshare mission, or host an event of your own.

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Raise your voice to help end hunger in Greater Hartford. Together we can build systemic solutions that bring lasting change.

Success Stories

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Florien and Wanda

Florien struggles with dementia but at 95 years old, that does not define who he is.

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Maribel Bermudez

When Maribel Bermudez was laid off after her employer downsized, her husband's salary wasn’t enough to cover all of their expenses, especially with two kids.

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Chris and Alana Woodward

You can tell right away that Chris and Alana are devoted, caring parents, ready to do whatever it takes to make their family work.

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