Heather Hardinger

Vice Chair of the Board

Heather Hardinger is director of workforce strategy and programs at Taney County Partnership, a public-private partnership for economic development in southwest Missouri. She leads the Bread for the World Team in Springfield and was a 2010 Bread for the World Hunger Justice Leader. Hardinger is a passionate anti-hunger advocate, active in causes at the local, state, and national level. She chairs the advisory committee for Safe to Sleep, an overnight shelter for women in Springfield, and is an appointee to the City of Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights and Community Relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International-Multicultural Studies and a Master of Political Science from American Public University. She is Assemblies of God

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

For Advocacy

Faith

African at Heart

November 22, 2019

Insight

From the Blog