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Advocacy  

 

What does advocacy mean at the Hub?

At the Hub, we not only work to meet the immediate needs of community members, we also address the root causes of hunger - poverty, oppression, lack of affordable housing, and lack of affordable healthcare. Our advocacy work currently falls into four categories.

 

Community Building

We believe that community connections and supportive networks are both the basis of change and a protective factor against food insecurity. Our advocacy program works to make sure the Hub is inclusive and accessible, hosts monthly lunches and dinners to foster community, and offers opportunities for folks to engage in shared work.  

 

Collective Impact

Knowing that healthcare, housing, wages, and more affect community members' ability to access food, MHC works with organizations from different sectors to affect change. We actively pursue partnerships to address root cause work at a local, state, and national level. 

 

Civic Engagement and Education

MHC offers ongoing education about local, state, and federal policies, as well as opportunities to take action together. During election years we offer voter registration, candidate information, and resources for getting to the polls. During monthly dinners, we offer a wide range of trainings on everything from how the Indiana General Assembly works, to current bills in the legislature, to building compelling personal narratives to affect change. 

 

Want to Get Involved?

Sign up for out Advocacy newsletter here or you can click here to check the calendar for the next Hub Dinner. If you have any question you can also contact Yvonne Hensley at community@mhcfoodpantry.org.