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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

  • Aug 05, 2015 Partnering with Faith-Based and Community Organizations to Better Serve People in Need
  • At USDA we work through partnerships to provide opportunities to people in need.  Through relationships with both faith-based and secular community organizations, we are able to achieve our shared goals representative of America’s core values of caring for each other, including making sure that every family and every child is healthy and hunger free. Our partners [...]

  • Jun 11, 2015 Deal Gives Back
  • Here at USDA, we believe in the power of community to make a difference. So when Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC, reached out to the USDA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to come visit for their annual day of service, we were eager to welcome over 100 seventh graders to our headquarters [...]

  • 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 [...]


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