Non-Profit and Philanthropic Leadership
Non-profit organizations—including those focused on hunger reduction, early childhood development, education, poverty alleviation, health, and other relevant topics—should continue to highlight synergies between food security and health, set priorities for the public and private sectors to address, and support the effective implementation of federal food programs. Philanthropic support for these efforts is critical in the development of resilient and equitable food and healthcare systems.
Non-profits are critical for the delivery of federal food safety net
programs to individuals and communities. From national organizations to grassroots organizers providing direct service, the non-profit sector is an important stakeholder in the food security community.
Non-profits and philanthropy also play a central role in supporting the development of strong national food security policies, supporting new research and communicating findings to decision makers and the broader public. Research, advocacy and education organizations focused on hunger, food insecurity and health are essential for developing public and private sector leaders’ understanding of U.S. food security today.