Hunger Action Alliance

Research. Education. Transformation

With hundreds of thousands of food-insecure people living in Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida and Feeding Tampa Bay formed the Hunger Action Alliance (HAA), a strategic partnership dedicated to finding solutions to this complex problem.

Over time, various other organizations have joined the alliance. Together, we are working to transform the hunger conversation by utilizing research and education to facilitate a system of continuous improvements that will lead to a healthier Tampa Bay.


Utilizing the life course perspective the HAA has completed multiple studies focusing on the social determinants and mental, physical, and social health consequences of food insecure individuals across their lifespan.


Summer Backpack
Meals for Minds


Food Insecurity and Age of Menarche
Teen Food Insecurity in Pinellas County, FL

Adults & Families

Mobile Pantry Evaluation
Wellcare Mobile Pantry
Last Mile
Farm to Fork
Fresh Initiatives Supply Hub Program Evaluation (FISH)

Older Adults

Factors Affecting Health Among Older Adults

Green beans


Drawing on the research, the HAA has presented its findings to a variety of audiences. This publicity has raised public awareness about the diverse faces of food insecurity and its economic, health, and social costs.

Interested in the research of the alliance? Explore its recent publications, media coverage, and conference presentations.

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For more information or to learn how you can be a part of the alliance, please contact

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