Illinois Governor: Roadmap to Address Hunger & Poverty

Illinois Governor: Roadmap to Address Hunger & Poverty

Illinois Commission to End Hunger Releases 3-Part Plan Focused on Promoting Equitable Access to Food

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker announced a new plan for ending food insecurity across the state put forward by the Illinois Commission to End Hunger.  The new plan, titled “From Food Insecurity to Food Equity: A Roadmap to End Hunger,” advances a three-part strategy for connecting residents in need to nutrition assistance programs while simultaneously promoting equitable access to food.  The plan was compiled with input from various state agencies and stakeholders located across the state and will guide the administration’s work to achieve meaningful progress towards ending hunger in the coming years.  To view the complete plan, click here.

“The people of Illinois deserve good public schools, early childhood education, mental health services, quality healthcare, family supports, substance abuse treatment, affordable housing and more.  We must take an integrative, holistic approach to addressing hunger and poverty,” said Governor JB Pritzker.  “This new report by the Illinois Commission to End Hunger is an encouraging step towards a future where food insecurity in Illinois is a thing of the past.  I look forward to continuing to work with the Commission and partners in the private and public sectors to help Illinois families meet their basic needs and lead better lives.”

Strategies outlined in the plan include:

• Leveraging technology to make it easier for people to apply for nutrition programs.

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