How community development fights hunger
While the prevalence of hunger in the United States has dropped, in the land of plenty, millions of Americans still are chronically hungry. According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 41 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2016 — meaning that sometime during the year, they did not get enough to eat.

Many of our network members have created partnerships and programs to help combat food insecurity in their communities. Here's a look at what's happening in Arizona and Massachusetts. And in our bonus article this week, we share highlights from new research into how to "leap forward" after hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Program helps day care providers feed children
NeighborWorks network member Comite De Bien Estar realized the area it serves needs far more than roof tops. Day care providers, who are often grandparents or relatives, were struggling to feed children in their care.

Through a federal government nutrition program, Comite is helping day care providers bring back the old-fashioned meal time at the family table.
Local supermarket helps reduce food insecurity
In many minority communities, access to healthy foods can be a challenge. Residents sometimes are forced to forgo healthy options due to cost and convenience.

Network member Madison Park Development Corp. worked with its community to renovate a 50-year-old grocery store into a thriving supermarket. The project expanded local business opportunities and employment and serves as a remedy for the community's food insecurity.

Excerpted from NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America's Community Development Network .
Learn to anticipate and 'leap forward' after disasters
The news is awash with the damage wrought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But these natural disasters should not have surprised anyone; they are only the latest in a string of worsening weather events that is expected to continue. How can community nonprofits better anticipate and manage through these events?
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