About CHAC

About the California Hunger Action Coalition

CHAC is a broad-based membership organization of volunteers united in our belief that access to adequate, nutritious and safe food is a fundamental human right.

The California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC) organizes the foremost statewide and regional anti-hunger groups across California. In its 28 years, it has become one of the premier state-based coalitions in the nation, earning major policy victories in the fight to improve the federal safety net in California. CHAC’s signature event, the annual Hunger Action Day held at the height of the California Legislative and Budget session, brings hundreds of advocates, clients and community members from across the state to rally and demand change for those in need.


CHAC’s unique strength is its pooling of collective experience, wisdom and talents of its constituent members; their extended networking; their longstanding status as beacons of trust on anti-hunger issues; their close governmental relationships with many policymakers, staff and lead agencies; simultaneous membership in coalitions located in their respective geographic areas; and the open lines of communication built during many years of working together on collaborative projects.

Please join this effort by:


  • Becoming a CHAC member or renewing your membership today.
  • Becoming part of the CHAC Steering Committee by contacting our Chair (Frank Tamborello)
  • Membership participation in the 2022 Hunger Action Week (virtual this year)
  • Circulating CHAC's 2022 Policy Agenda in your community.

Meet the CHAC Steering Committee:


Comprised of the most dedicated and tireless group of anti-hunger & anti-poverty advocates from all over the state of California, our steering committee drives the coalition's priority setting process, legislative agenda, advocate trainings and the planning of Hunger Action Day - the largest anti-hunger advocacy effort in the state!


Current Steering Committee Members reflect the strong statewide collaboration of anti-hunger organizations across California, members include:


  • CHAC Co-Chairs
    • Alameda County Community Food Bank
    • Hunger Action Los Angeles
  • Hunger Action Day Committee
    • Center for Social Justice, GLIDE
  • Legislative Committee
    • California Association of Food Banks
    • Nourish California
  • Fundraising Committee
    • SF-Marin Food Bank
    • Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
    • Hunger Action LA
  • CHAC Members
    • Alameda County Community Food Bank
    • California Association of Food Banks
    • Nourish California
    • Fresno Metro Ministries
    • Hunger Action LA
    • Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
    • Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness
    • Second Harvest Food Bank of OC
    • Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County
    • Second Harvest Silicon Valley
    • SF-Marin Food Bank
    • Western Center on Law and Poverty
    • Westside Food Bank
    • Meals on Wheels-CA