H2HC, founded by Stop & Shop leadership and Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank, is publicly launched at “The Power of Collaboration” event at the Boston Public Library. H2HC is designed as a national model for cross-sector stakeholders to collectively address the health consequences of hunger.
H2HC supports ground-breaking MA study detailing healthcare-related costs of food insecurity: “$2.4 Billion: The Avoidable Cost of Hunger in Massachusetts.” This study is the first state-based application of the methodology Bread for the World used in its 2015 national study, "The Nourishing Effect: Ending Hunger, Improving Health, Reducing Inequality" that found hunger and food insecurity increased US health expenditures by $160 billion in 2014.
With Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) and UMass Chan Medical School President and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson, H2HC convenes “Mobilizing Healthcare for a Hunger-Free Massachusetts” on the UMass campus.
H2HC convenes the “Hunger to Health Summit: Acting Together to Address Food Insecurity” featuring speakers MA Attorney General Maura Healey, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, and other regional and national leaders.
"Mobilizing Healthcare Grantee Forum” explores innovative ways to strengthen healthcare screenings and referrals for food insecurity.
"Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Social Sector” at the Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College helps H2HC grantees identify and develop strategies to overcome organizational challenges and obstacles.
H2HC convenes the virtual event, “Community Inequalities During COVID-19 Recovery Townhall”, with the Museum of Science.
H2HC convenes the virtual event, “Hunger to Health in COVID and Beyond: Food Policy as Health Policy”, with the Museum of Science.
With support from H2HC, “Gaps in Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Massachusetts" surveys 3,000 residents across the Commonwealth to better understand food insecurity issues and challenges.
H2HC hires its first executive director.
With support from H2HC, The Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Foodshare surveys more than 1,000 residents and publishes its findings in "Food Access in Connecticut: One Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic".
In partnership with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, H2HC virtually convenes more than 250 participants for “The Economic and Health Impacts of Food Insecurity: The Business Community as Changemaker”.
H2HC supports the pilot phase of a Children's HealthWatch economic mobility study designed to help 500 low-wage families move to greater stability over three years.
H2HC establishes a new organizational structure that includes Governing and Advisory Councils as well as opportunities for partnership.2022
H2HC joins the Root Cause Coalition National Advisory Board.
H2HC supported the second annual MA survey, "Opportunities to Improve Food Equity and Access Massachusetts". The study finds that 1 in 3 residents in the Commonwealth are food insecure.
H2HC is invited to join the National Task Force Informing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
H2HC convenes 70+ local and national corporate, government, healthcare, and nonprofit leaders at its 2022 Fall Summit at the Museum of Science. The Summit focuses on innovative work across sectors advancing food, nutrition, and health equity, and next steps following the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.