Building Self-Sufficiency

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If we are to end hunger in our area, we need fewer people in line so that the need for food is in line with the amount we can deliver. That means we have to help people get back on their feet so they can buy their own food. And we have several ways we’re doing this.

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Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty offers innovative concepts and training that helps employers, community organizations, social-service agencies, and individuals address poverty in a comprehensive way.

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Model Programs

Providing clients with case management, job training, housing and heating assistance, and practical tools to pull themselves out of poverty, has proven to be very effective in building self-sufficiency and reducing food insecurity. We are working to help all of our partner programs take advantage of these tools.

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Hunger Action Teams

These coalitions include all facets of a given community—faith groups, town government, nonprofits, businesses, schools, fire and police departments—working together to understand the causes of hunger in their community and to find long term solutions. They work on all three of Foodshare’s strategies: increasing the amount of food, building self-sufficiency, and involving the community.