About us

The Illinois Hunger Coalition (IHC), founded in 1988, is the only statewide membership organization that works to end hunger and address the underlying causes by working for a deeper and more transformative approach to economic and racial justice. IHC's goal is to organize grassroots collaborative efforts across low-income communities to expand programs that reduce poverty, bring federal and state resources to low-income communities, and train less-advantaged individuals to become leaders.

   IHC Staff           

diane doherty

Executive Director

Mayra guzman

Hunger Hotline Bilingual Staff

Reverend Bill Vanecko

President

St. Columbanus Catholic Church

Chicago

Jacquie Algee

SEIU Healthcare

Chicago

Marie kaminski

Retired

​Palos Hills

mary ellen warren

Southern Illinois Office Director

Victoria james

Intern

Hunger Hotline: 1-800-359-2163     IHC Office: 312-629-9580            

Board of Directors           

Carol Erickson

Secretary

U of I Cooperative Ext.

Mt Morris

Judith Birgen, S.P.

Chicago State University

Chicago

Juanita Martinez

Wayne Township

West Chicago

Illinois hunger coalition

olga medina

SNAP Outreach Coordinator

Krystal Bond

Intern

Raymond Swidron

Treasurer

CIBC Bank

Chicago

Eileen foggie

Retired

Chicago

Luis Montgomery

2IM Group

Chicago