A national network and community for individuals, families, service providers, and community leaders working to educate and advocate for social change around poverty through the power of their personal experiences.  This story network is a collaboration between the Center for American Progress, TalkPoverty.org, and the Coalition on Human Needs. Contributors to the network speak personally about how they or people they know have been helped by child care, nutrition assistance, job training, early learning programs, affordable housing, health coverage, low-income tax credits, and other vital services.

Check out our current campaigns, tools, and resources below.  For further information about participating in the story network, contact Michael Richardson at mcrichardson@americanprogress.org.



Community Voices: Why Nutrition Assistance Matters

This summer, the Center for American Progress, the Coalition on Human Needs, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Witnesses to Hunger, Feeding America, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics joined together to launch a national grassroots campaign asking individuals and service providers to share their personal experiences about the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and child nutrition programs, such as school lunch, breakfast, summer meals, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

Download the Community Voices: Why Nutrition Assistance Matters booklet