Hunger is a Solvable Problem

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Our mission is to ensure that every child in Alabama has access to nutritious foods so they can develop into healthy, educated, and productive adults.

 

End Child Hunger in Alabama (ECHA) is a public movement addressing the critical issues of hunger and food insecurity facing Alabama’s children and youth. In 2013, ECHA was launched as an effort to move Alabama into the top 25 percent nationally in child food security. Since its beginning as the first outreach initiative of the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University, ECHA’s network has grown to include public and private sector partners from around the state.

Our Goals

Increase Alabama families’ economic stability

ECHA supports programs that strengthen financial self-sufficiency for both individuals and families.

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Cultivate a strong regional food system

ECHA advocates for an accessible and nutritious food system from production to distribution to ensure both a strong economy and healthy citizens.

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Build public will to end childhood hunger

ECHA strives to make child hunger a priority on the public agenda by utilizing community partnerships.

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Improve the food assistance safety net for Alabama’s children

ECHA works to expand access and improve the quality and quantity of food assistance programs across the state.

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Support community action to enhance children’s health and prevent obesity

ECHA promotes investment in healthy, livable communities through education linking food insecurity to obesity and chronic disease.

Learn More About Child Hunger in Alabama

Child hunger is one of Alabama’s biggest problems and it can be solved.

Of all the bodies of work that I’m currently involved in, this is probably one of the most important if not the most important.

Tommy BiceState School Superintendent, 2012-2016

It is an uncomfortable truth that children in our state, our counties and even our own neighborhoods are hungry and they may not know where their next meal will come from. As lieutenant governor, I cannot sit back and know children in our state are going hungry. It is time to take action.

Kay IveyLieutenant Governor of Alabama

The only hunger kids should experience is the hunger for knowledge!

Jodi GrantExecutive Director, Afterschool Alliance