Collaborating for Clients

2014 National Poverty Summit April 2, 2014
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About Feeding America
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VISION:
A Hunger-Free America

MISSION:
To feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

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The Feeding America Network

202 Community Food Banks

61,000
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Agencies

37,000,000

Americans Served

Food Insecurity Overview
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Primary Drivers of Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity
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Needs Don’t Exist in Isolation
Food

Work/ Income

Families

Housing

Health

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Collaborating for Clients Initiative Overview
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MOTIVATING QUESTION: How can Feeding America leverage its core service of food provision and also build partnerships to help clients achieve more stable and self-sufficient lives?

Structuring the Initiative
TARGET POPULATION Households with Children

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food • Housing • Health Employment/Income • Support local planning initiatives, rather then implementation of specific models National collaborative providing the framework and resources to support specific needs of interconnected, local efforts.

APPROACH

Community Collective
Housing Authority Chamber of Commerce

ILLUSTRATIVE

Food Bank

Workforce Dev. Org

Health Clinics

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Legal Aid

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Common agenda and vision Shared outcomes and data collection Evidence based decision making Implement mutually reinforcing activities Agreed upon ways of working together Mobilize resource and investments

Next Steps
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High Level Next Steps
• Continue to engage national partners to: • Collectively develop a draft national outcomes framework • Collectively create a framework and benchmarks for community collaborations • Collectively develop a plan to build capacity in local communities and support local collaborations

Questions
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For Questions, Please Contact…
Email: C4C@feedingamerica.org Jessica Jelinski Director of Partnerships, Collaborating for Clients 312-641-6819 Eileen Hyde Director of Network Engagement, Collaborating for Clients 312-641-5675

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