Created by legislation in 2010 the Commission to End Hunger was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn with the mission of developing a two-year plan to end hunger in Illinois. The Commission is comprised of legislators and community leaders who have committed themselves to developing this action plan. To approach this task the Commission convened its first meeting in May of 2011 and divided into three working groups in order to best address the complex issues facing those who struggle with hunger. The working groups are: No Kid Hungry (formerly Children and Families at Risk), Underserved Populations and Vulnerable Adults.
The Commission completed its initial work and released the first report on March 16, 2012. To review a copy, please click here.
The Commission to End Hunger has established three working groups; No Kid Hungry (formerly Children and Families at Risk), Underserved Populations and Vulnerable Adults to explore the challenges of and potential solutions for combating hunger in Illinois. As part of the Commission report, the working groups have developed recommendations and strategies for their specific populations and have begun building action plans for implementation.
The Illinois Commission to End Hunger will meet at least twice annually with the Steering Committee and Working Groups meeting at least quarterly. A list of scheduled dates and locations can be found on the Commission Meetings page. In accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act meetings are open to the public and agendas will be posted in advance.