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Ensuring no one in Illinois experiences hunger 

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  1. Article number 1 - Action plans leverage infrastructure while targeting special populations
  2. Article number 2 - 2015 Hunger Summit
  3. Article number 3 - Hunger makes school harder
  •  Ensuring no one in Illinois experiences hungerAction plans leverage infrastructure while targeting special populations

    The goal of the Illinois Commission to End Hunger is to ensure that no man, woman or child in our state goes hungry. According to 2014 data, more than 1.8 million Illinoisans are food insecure, meaning they're unsure of their next meal. The Commission has made progress since its inception in 2011, but much work remains.

    The Commission has established three working groups -- No Kid Hungry, Emergency Food System and Benefits Access -- to develop solutions for hunger across the state. Each working group has developed an action plan to target specific populations and leverage existing infrastructure.

    To review a copy of the 2014 Commission Report, please click here.

  •  2015 Hunger Summit, Hilton Springfield2015 Hunger Summit

    The Commission to End Hunger organizes an annual Hunger Summit in Springfield, bringing together public and private partners from across sectors. Presenters and attendees include: government agencies, elected officials, advocates, volunteers and organizations representing local agriculture, public health and social services. The 2015 Hunger Summit took place Tuesday, May 5, at the Hilton Springfield.

    Contact Rebecca Frazin at with any questions about the 2015 Hunger Summit.

  •  Rise and Shine IllinoisHunger makes school harder

    Rise & Shine Illinois is a partnership of Share Our Strength, a national child hunger-relief organization, and several Illinois hunger-relief organizations. The campaign was developed in response to a recommendation of the Illinois Commission to End Hunger. More than 449,000 low-income Illinois children participate in the National School Lunch Program but do not receive school breakfast.

    Launched in 2014, the goal of Rise & Shine Illinois is to increase utilization of the breakfast program by using proven models. Private funding and technical assistance are available via the campaign. School breakfasts are reimbursed by the federal government. Click here to learn more about the Commission's No Kid Hungry Working Group, which developed the strategy for Rise & Shine Illinois.