Your voice matters
Speaking on issues that matter to us most is a simple and powerful way to spark change.
Hunger is a systemic problem that intersects with complex issues such as the economy, the environment, and race and class. In addition to our direct meal programs and educational programs, HIP works to eliminate food insecurity by partnering with local, state, and national anti-hunger organizations to advocate for policies that will improve the access to and affordability of nutritious food for all.
Perhaps you want to help create lasting, systemic change but you don’t know where to begin? Legislators want to hear from their constituents – the people who voted them into office. Legislative advocacy involves sharing your stories and views on an issue and asking your legislator to vote a specific way.
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Hunger Action Day:
During each legislative session, the Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition hosts Hunger Action Day in Olympia to advocate for hungry families in Washington. This is an incredible and important opportunity to be part of the process of change. You’ll be able to meet and talk with hundreds of anti-hunger advocates from all across the state and get to talk with your legislators about our priorities.
No previous experience is necessary to join in Hunger Action Day. Training is provided in the morning to bring you up to speed about our coalitions legislative priorities. You learn tips and tricks to make the most out of your meetings with your legislators. You go in groups with people who have had previous experience or are seasoned anti-hunger lobbyists. You’ll have plenty of company and support if you’re nervous.
Coalitions HIP in part of in our struggle against hunger:
Want to learn more?
Check out Northwest Harvest or Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition for more advocacy resources and current actions you can take.