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Welcome to Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Photo of mom and two kids eating a meal together at the table. When you share a goal, you share a vision. But visions need collaboration to succeed. That's why USDA's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships reaches out and connects government with non-profit organizations - both secular and faith-based - to help people in need. Most people know USDA leads the way in agriculture, natural resources, and food. Many don't know we're also about strengthening communities, nourishing kids, and impacting lives. But we can't do it alone. The Center is here to help your organization connect to USDA priorities and programs so that together we're able to turn visions more effectively into reality. Now you know. Now we can.

For an overview of what we do here at the Center, you can listen to a recording of our introductory webinar or download the transcript (PDF, 157KB).

Learn more about the Center by signing up to receive bi-weekly email updates. We share relevant information for our partners on USDA programs and resources in each newsletter.


Latest Blogs

  • May 08, 2015 USDA Pilots New Strategy to Recruit Minority Serving Institution Graduates
  • As we’ve celebrated Public Service Recognition Week this week, Secretary Vilsack and employees all across the government have shared what an honor it is to work as a public servant. But, it’s no secret that the federal hiring process is a lengthy one, which can be especially frustrating for recent graduates eager to begin careers [...]

  • Jun 09, 2014 Calling on Communities to Help Feed Children in Need
  • Cross-posted from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships blog: With summer’s arrival, officials at the White House and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are preparing for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals [...]

  • Jan 17, 2014 Let’s Carry the Values of Tu B’Shevat with Us Every Day
  • Dignitaries from the White House and USDA held a tree planting ceremony Thursday beside the National Mall to commemorate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of the Tree. Thinking about the people planting that young Redbud tree to honor the conservation ethic of the Jewish community, I was reminded of just how important trees are [...]

  • Oct 31, 2013 Philadelphia Fights Hunger Through Academic, Faith and Community Partnerships
  • The City of Brotherly Love puts its motto into practice. I saw this firsthand when I travelled to Philadelphia to meet with a network of community leaders who partner with USDA through its Summer Food Service Program. With this program, USDA subsidizes nutritious summer lunches for students who need them and works with community partners [...]


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