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Volume 10 Issue 2   February 2017


An Interview with Vimlendra Sharan – Director of the FAO Liaison Office in Washington

Vimlendra Sharan is the new Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office in Washington, DCOn February 15, the Alliance to End Hunger had the opportunity to interview Mr. Sharan on his experience, observations about food and nutrition security, and his new role in Washington. [READ MORE]

Here’s How to Reform Health Care

Randy Oostra, President & CEO, ProMedica

This op-ed was originally published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website on February 2, 2017. As an industry, we have invested heavily in high-tech clinical care, yet we’ve significantly underinvested in societal areas where health and well-being are first established. [READ MORE]

Rise Against Hunger: New Brand Launch Furthers Organization’s Mission to End World Hunger

Rise Against Hunger - Press Release and Video

Stop Hunger Now, a global nonprofit organization based in Raleigh dedicated to ending hunger, today announced its new name and brand: Rise Against Hunger. The new name speaks to how the organization’s approach to ending hunger is evolving. [READ MORE]

Meals on Wheels America Releases Comprehensive Guide on Food Assistance Programs

Jenny Bertolette, Vice President of Communications, Meals on Wheels America

In our ongoing effort to provide the aging and hunger networks with the tools they need to succeed, Meals on Wheels America is pleased to release a new report titled Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Services Network. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
March 5-7
Washington, DC

Join 1,000+ of your fellow anti-hunger advocates in Washington, D.C., for two days of “can’t miss” networking opportunities, content-rich sessions, and interactive training, followed by a day on Capitol Hill. You’ll go home with an arsenal of best practices, innovative advocacy methods, and personal connections to help you better fight hunger in your community, your state, and at the national level. Learn more and register HERE.

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings
March 9, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Washington, DC

The Membership Meeting, held in the morning, is open to all members of the Alliance to End Hunger. The board of directors meet in the afternoon. Email Jennifer Simpson ( for more information.

UFWH & CKP Food Waste and Hunger Summit
March 24-25
Walsh University, Canton, OH

This year, two nonprofit powerhouses in the fight against hunger and food waste are teaming up to host their annual Summits at Walsh University. The Campus Kitchens Project and Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) have 25 combined years of experience in mobilizing citizens — especially university students— to build a more sustainable food system. Learn more and pre-register HERE.
This newsletter was compiled by Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach at the Alliance to End Hunger. Comments and questions may be directed to
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