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Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Progress requires innovative, community-based solutions. That’s why the 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.

In addition to leading the way in agriculture, natural resources, and food, USDA is committed to strengthen communities and nourishing kids. The Center is here to help communities connect with USDA priorities and programs so that together, we can positively impact lives.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and discuss how we can better serve your community.

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Upcoming Events

Back to the Mountaintop: Towards Student Food Justice

Thursday, January 18, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:00pm ET

Join the USDA Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships for a webinar celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and student activism on college campuses. The program highlights stories and best practices of student anti-hunger organizations and partners as they address on campus food insecurity through innovative partnerships. For additional information and to register, please view the ZoomGov Back to the Mountaintop: Towards Student Food Justice registration. You may also view the Back to the Mountaintop: Towards Student Food Justice agenda (PDF, 68.8 KB).

Other Federal Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The USDA Center is among 13 Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships across Federal agencies. Others include: Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, U.S. Agency for International Development, Veterans Affairs, Commerce, Education, Corporation for National and Community Service, Justice, Labor, Small Business Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Each Center forms partnerships between its agency and faith-based and neighborhood organizations to advance specific goals, and all of the Centers are coordinated by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

You can find contact information for other Centers on our contact page.

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships forms partnerships between government at all levels and non-profit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to more effectively serve Americans in need. In addition to coordinating the 13 Federal Centers, it also coordinates the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The President's Advisory Council is made up of religious and secular community leaders serving one year terms. The Council is responsible for submitting recommendations for how the federal government can more effectively partner with faith and community-based organizations.