UNION-SNYDER HUNGER COALITION
Upcoming Meetings & Events
The Union-Snder Hunger Coalition is an inclusive and collaborative network that works to improve our collective response to food insecurity in Union and Snyder counties by supporting local food access programs and educating the community.
For several years, a network of community and campus gardens from across the Central PA region came together at an annual conference called Sowing Change to share knowledge and strengthen efforts aimed to expand sustainable growing practices and food security in the area. This effort was led by staff at Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities as well as Union-Snyder CAA. As such, attendance at the annual conference was historically dominated by members of higher education institutions with limited participation from members of the broader community.
In 2020, the group made a transition away from the conference-only model to form the Union-Snyder Hunger Coalition, led by CAA and our three-year AmeriCorps VISTA project. This transition was intended to create a shift in focus to one that is community-centered rather than university-centered. Nevertheless, the Union-Snyder Hunger Coalition will continue to rely on the foundations of the Sowing Change group to build a coalition of organizations and individuals who are committed to increasing food security in the region.
The Union-Snyder Hunger Coalition is a network made up of over 100 individuals and organizations doing food security work in the Union and Snyder counties, including representatives from social service agencies, food pantry and other food access programs, community organizations, community gardens and farms, and more. Click through the slideshow below to view some of our member organizations.