HAN Executive Director, David Zuckerman, presented testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee for its Roundtable on Ending Hunger in America: Local Innovations to Inform a National Strategy. He shared how the anchor mission framework can help to address hunger by addressing its root causes through good jobs with training and career ladders, supporting local and minority, women, and worker owned businesses, and investing in communities. The good news for the federal government is that anchor institutions are accomplishing this through their daily operations. However, there is an important role for government to play to grow the field through incentives, support, and capital funds.
See also: HAN member Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System makes the case to Louisiana’s healthcare executives for how the anchor mission can make a sustainable difference in local communities