Program Outcomes

While recognizing that hunger is a vast issue area and could take on a myriad of strategies to help families and individuals stay fed, our Program Officers analyze the following outcomes, which were informed by feedback from direct service providers and issue area experts, as a sign of quality services.
The list below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all outcomes tracked by service providers however are important factors used to evaluate a grant application.
  • Enrollment for SNAP and other federal nutrition programs
  • Increase of nutritious foods in high poverty areas ( deserts).  Measure of nutritious food distributions (meals, pounds) as part of a targeted hunger alleviation plan
  • Efforts to align pre/post nutrition tests to relevant state education standards
  • Increased knowledge about and/or utilization of nutritious foods in diets
  • Progress toward achieving stated program goals
For further information on our Hunger issue area, please contact Molly Baltman

This funding area supports Foodbanks and other large scale programs that implement and track the impact of hunger alleviation strategies targeting specific geographic areas where severe gaps for nutritional services exist, or that address the nutritional needs of specific groups (i.e. children, families, seniors, the infirmed).

Eligible Programs

Food Banks: Organizations that support the efforts of community hunger-relief agencies in high-need areas, and/or provide benefits linkage, job training and other poverty alleviation strategies
Multi-Service Network: Includes community networks (multi-agency collaborations) providing comprehensive crisis-to-stabilization services aligned with hunger-relief efforts
Childhood Hunger-Relief Initiatives: Addresses acute needs of low income children/youth at times when they are at most risk of hunger (before/after school, weekend, holidays, and summertime)
Systems Support: program supporting an agency's ability to affect systemic change by promoting policies that bring additional resources to a sector and/or leading coordinated planning initiatives shared by multiple stakeholders.

Robert R. McCormick Foundation
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Chicago, IL 60601

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