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.
We have held five Networking Luncheons, five Hunger Conferences, and two Community events.
Fifteen Fresh Produce Markets were possible through funding from the Rotary Club of Norristown, CADCOM, and an anonymous donor. They averaged over 250 families from the food pantries. On average, 14 organizations contributed over 50 volunteers to support these events
Progress is being made with Friday afternoon Backpack snack programs for elementary school children.