The Outreach Program Launches the Hunger Dialogue Toolkit

A Do-it-Yourself Toolkit to Help Communities End Hunger

 The Outreach Program announces a new tool to aid Iowa communities in fighting hunger by reducing their food insecurity rate. The Hunger Dialogue Toolkit empowers community leaders to start the conversation on how to reduce the rates of food insecurity in Iowa. According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, there are nearly 400,000 Iowans who are food insecure.

The toolkit assists community leaders by providing a platform for communication between community stakeholders. The toolkit is free to any person or group looking to decrease Iowa food insecurity.

Floyd Hammer, founder of Outreach, says, “It is a fantastic tool for local communities looking to begin the fight against hunger. The toolkit provides a simple strategy of how to raise awareness, provide thought leadership, engage people in practical hands-on activities, and create collective impact. Think of this as a roadmap to move your community in the right direction to end hunger.”

Created by two AmeriCorps VISTA members, Allie Zuel and Sallie Myers, this toolkit is a great way to begin a strategy to engage your community in long-term solutions to end hunger in your community. AmeriCorps is a part of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Hunger Dialogue Toolkit is available for free by contacting The Outreach Program by email at hungerfree@outreachprogram, or calling the office at 641-486-2550.