North Dakota Hunger Coalition
The Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition (CHFND) was founded in 2009 with the vision of “a hunger free North Dakota.” Membership is open to any organization, business, agency, non-profit, faith-based organization, government entity or individual that supports the vision and purpose of the Coalition. Click here to view the list of current coalition members.
Although the state of North Dakota currently is experiencing good economic times, not everyone is sharing in the prosperity. In 2010, one in 11 North Dakotans, 40 percent of whom are children, sought access to the charitable feeding network supplied by the Great Plains Food Bank. Hunger advocates and charitable feeding providers in North Dakota have come together to plan how to fill gaps and address challenges in connecting hungry people with food.
CHFND Coalition members developed a strategic long-term plan detailing action in four main areas:
- Recover food that otherwise might have gone to waste.
- Distribute the food to where it is needed.
- Build capacity of food pantry providers to accept and distribute food.
- Ensure that those who don’t have enough to eat can access the food.
The CHFND Strategic Plan may be found by clicking here.
The CHFND Coalition was formed in 2009 to:
- Network with stakeholders (consumers and providers) to address all types of hunger issues in North Dakota.
- Provide a platform for shared communication, education and support.
- Provide a vehicle that would have the responsibility and authority (organizational structure) to assess, plan, implement and monitor a strategic approach to the solution of hunger issues.
- Update, carry out and evaluate the CHFND Strategic Plan.
- Meet regularly.
- Provide the public (including legislators) with reliable data, information and education on food and hunger issues.
- Develop and maintain a collaborative and mutually supportive relationship between the private, not-for-profit groups and government entities.
- Assist in the identification, development, capture and distribution of the resources needed to perform its work and the work of its members.
Healthy North Dakota is helping to keep the coalition connected and on task. Please contact coordinator, K. Ehrens, for more information at 701.223.2616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.