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Branch Office

, IL
Phone:

About Us

Co-Chairs

Penny Roth

Illinois Deparment of Humand Services

Chief, Bureau of Family Nutrition

217/782.2166

penny.roth@illinois.gov

Jennifer McCaffrey

Assistant Dean, Extension and Outreach

Family and Consumer Sciences

217/300.1799

jmccaffr@illinois.edu

Diane Doherty

Illinois Hunger Coalition

Director

312/629.9580

diandihc@gcfd.org

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Guiding Principles:

  • It is important for people in our Illinois communities to be aware of the existence of community nutrition programs.
  • Community nutrition programs are important to the health and wellness of all eligible people.
  •  Community nutrition programs should work together to address food security through cooperation and coordination to maximize resources.
  • Healthy lifestyles, which include optimal nutrition and physical activity, are important for all.
  • Fostering collaborative relationships enhances the effectiveness of all programs.

2013 Objectives:

  • To share information among food assistance programs.
  • To increase access to community nutrition programs.
  • To provide educational opportunities related to food assistance programs.
  • To encourage involvement of nutrition programs in community collaborations.

Agencies and Programs represented:

  • IL. Department of Human Services including:
    SNAP (Food Stamps), Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), Emergency Food Program; Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Breastfeeding, Farmers Markets, Head Start Collaboration Office, Child Care
  • IL State Board of Education
    Child Nutrition Programs
  • IL Department of Public Health including:
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs & Health Statistics
  • University of Illinois Extension including:
    Family Nutrition Program & EFNEP
  • Feeding Illinois
  • Illinois School Nutrition Association
  • CLOCC-Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • USDA Midwest Regional Office:
    Food and Nutrition Service Programs
  • IL Department of Agriculture
  • IL Department on Aging:
    Senior Food Programs
  • Illinois Community Action Association
  • Illinois Hunger Coalition
  • St. Louis District Dairy Council
  • Catholic Charities