IHC's work is based on the belief that societal prevalence of structural racism and income inequality are the root causes of hunger and poverty, and can best be addressed by affecting changes in laws, systems, and institutions. IHC organizes to ensure that residents have a voice in their own communities through leadership development, training and action.
IHC's current organizing agenda includes:
- Advocating for an equitable budget for IL
- Maintaining revenue to support a vital social safety net, including SNAP and Medicaid at the state and federal levels
- Advocating for meaningful job training programs linked to living wage jobs
- Expanding eligibility for SNAP benefits to low-income college students.
IHC leaders at the State Capital