Posted by saviadmin on Jun 20, 2013
A Model to Mitigate Hunger
By Sharon Kandris
It’s clear that hunger and food insecurity are growing problems in Central Indiana. We’ve recently partnered with two Central Indiana organizations (Northside Mission Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church and United Way of Central Indiana) to identify the gaps among existing resources as a starting point to developing a solution in Washington Township and Hancock County. Emerging out of a strategic planning process with Northside Mission Ministries, we’ve begun to develop a Community Network Model that utilizes collective impact to mitigate hunger.
In both communities,we identified that those in need of food often have many other needs: transportation, housing, employment, medical help, better nutrition, and fresh foods, to name a few. And in both initiatives, the organizations involved have resolved to do something to address the root causes of hunger.