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.
Increase Alabama families’ economic stability
ECHA supports programs that strengthen financial self-sufficiency for both individuals and families.
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.
Build public will to end childhood hunger
ECHA strives to make child hunger a priority on the public agenda by utilizing community partnerships.
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.
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.
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 IveyGovernor of Alabama
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
The only hunger kids should experience is the hunger for knowledge!Jodi GrantExecutive Director, Afterschool Alliance