History of Advocates Against Hunger


Advocates began in September 2008 and asked:

1. Are the needs of the poor and homeless being met in Norristown with regards to hunger and nutrition?

2. What about the future?  There were approximately 250 homeless in Norristown, and many others who also received emergency food. Further, these numbers have been increasing.


Objective: enhance the dialogue among these providers, and identify a vision for the future.


Four Networking Luncheons, four Hunger Conferences and a Community event, Focus on Hungerhave been held.


Six Fresh Produce Markets were possible through funding from the Rotary Club of Norristown. Each served over 300 families from the food pantries.


Progress is being made with Friday afternoon Backpack programs for elementary school children.