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Working Groups

The Commission to End Hunger has established three working groups; No Kid Hungry, Benefits Access and Emergency Food System to explore the challenges of and potential solutions for combating hunger in Illinois. Working groups will identify for their population the following:

  • Identify all funding sources which can be used toward improving nutrition and ending hunger, for which the State has administrative control, and develop recommendations for future funding.
  • Identify barriers to access and develop sustainable policies and programs to address those barriers.
  • Consider where there are opportunities to promote and facilitate public-private partnerships.
  • Identify strategies for long-term solutions to hunger through self-sufficiency.
  • Make recommendations that address the barriers/resource constraints that are collaborative and client-centered.
  • Develop benchmarks and set goals to indicate success.