The Sacramento Hunger Coalition (SHC) was founded in 1989 as a project of CommunityLink (formerly known as the Community Services Planning Council). Since 2010, SHC has been a project Sacramento Housing Alliance’s food justice work. The mission of the Sacramento Hunger Coalition is to reduce hunger and malnutrition by increasing food security and access to healthy and nutritious food in Sacramento County through public education, advocacy, community organizing and grassroots advocacy research.
Get involved! Join the Sacramento Hunger Coalition at the Crest Theater May 21, at 6 p.m. for a screening of the acclaimed film A Place at the Table, followed by a panel discussion with elected officials and anti-hunger advocates. A Place at the Table is a compelling documentary that explores food insecurity in America through the lives of three people who don’t always know where their next meal will come from.
This special showing is part of the Sacramento Hunger Coalition’s inaugural Hunger Action Week. For each day of Hunger Action Week, an event will bring attention to the hunger crisis being experienced locally and statewide. Read the Hunger Action Week Press Release for a list of events.
SHC Quarterly Meetings
The Sacramento Hunger Coalition holds quarterly meetings that are open to any interested parties. These meetings are intended to be networking and educational opportunities.
SHC Steering Committee
Chair: Eileen Thomas, River City Food Bank
The Sacramento Hunger Coalition steering committee is a committee of the Sacramento Housing Alliance Board of Directors. It meets monthly to provide strategic
direction to the coalition’s work.
SHC has three working committees:
1. Emergency Food Providers Forum
Chair: Alan Lange, Community Link
The Emergency Food Providers Forum is an informal group of food providers from throughout Sacramento County that meet quarterly to discuss issues and opportunities.
2. Food Stamp Advocacy Taskforce
Chair: Edith Martinez, River City Food Bank
The Food Stamp Advocacy Taskforce meets monthly to discuss issues and opportunities regarding CalFresh enrollment and benefits.
3. Public Education Committee
The Public Education Committee’s purpose is to initiate and implement public education campaigns. These campaigns are geared toward food insecure individuals as well as to members of the public who may be unaware of issues of food insecurity in our region.
Staff contact: Samantha Hodges
Food Desert Locator
The USDA has released an online food desert locator. Several census tracts in Sacramento appear on the map. To view the map, visit this website.