From the summary:
State legislators are in a unique position to tackle hunger and increase access to healthy food. Legislators simultaneously wear the hats of policymaker, hunger champion and community leader. …
Within this publication are examples of innovative programs that involve partnerships among multiple organizations and state-level support. This publication has categorized programs broadly by their purpose and the federal nutrition programs they seek to leverage and promote. The thematic areas are:
I. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Partnerships, including programs that provide outreach, offer application assistance and increase access to food retailers that accept SNAP;
II. Child Nutrition Partnerships, including programs that increase access and improve the quality of in-school and out-of-school nutrition programs for children;
III. Food Distribution Partnerships, including programs that improve the quality of food available at food banks and pantries, increase client choice, and provide clients with the knowledge to choose healthier and more cost-effective foods;
IV. Healthy Food Access Partnerships, including programs that improve access to healthy food in urban and rural low-income communities, increase access to locally grown produce for low-income consumers and help improve the diets of low-income seniors.