The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) established the Childhood Hunger Initiative to increase awareness of the critical issues facing children when it comes to hunger and food insecurity in the State of Alabama.

Consequences of food insecurity, which may be referred to as  “hunger or at-risk of hunger,” can include chronic illnesses, poorer educational outcomes, and decreased economic productivity.
Source:  End Child Hunger

By partnering with End Child Hunger Alabama (ECHA), GOMA will work to align with the mission and goals of this initiative to move Alabama to the top 25 percent nationally in child food security.  ECHA is a statewide initiative comprised of key state leaders addressing the issue of hunger facing more than one in four of Alabama’s children.