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Volume 8 Issue 10   November 2015

 

Alliance to End Hunger Hosts Conference for International Coalition Partners

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

Civil society coalition leaders from seven countries sat around a board room table in Washington DC one Friday in late October. The discussion: how to strengthen multi-sector ‘national alliances’ to better influence food security, nutrition, and agricultural development policy processes. [READ MORE]
 

AARP Foundation and ProMedica Announce National Root Cause Coalition to Address Hunger as a Public Health Issue

Gina Sares, ProMedica

AARP Foundation and ProMedica are pleased to announce a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to address hunger as a health issue and other social determinants of health. The primary goal of the organization, The Root Cause Coalition, is to become a national leading advocate of programs, policies and research to eradicate hunger, food insecurity and health disparities. [READ MORE]

Alliance Offers Unique Discussions, Opportunities at Fall Member and Board Meetings

Danielle Haddy, Alliance to End Hunger

More than 80 people were in attendance throughout the day, representing over 60 different organizations, and was the Alliance’s most highly-attended annual meeting to-date.[READ MORE]

The Odds are in Our Favor: National FFA Members Fighting Local Hunger

Riley Pagett, National FFA

The 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo celebrated its last year of a three-year run in Louisville during the last week of October. A record 65,173 FFA members and guests throughout the United States attended the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. [READ MORE]

Alliance to End Hunger and FAO Connect Global Goal of Ending Hunger in the U.s. and Around the World

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

“With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, we are entering a new chapter of global development.” These were the opening words spoken by the Alliance to End Hunger’s Executive Director Emeritus, Ambassador Tony Hall, at two side events during the World Food Prize in Des Moines, IA. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:


December 2, 11:00am-12:30pm
Washington, DC
Making Agoa Work for People in Poverty

Please join the Business Council for Global Development (BCGD) and the Alliance to End Hunger Advocacy Committee's Trade Working Group for a briefing and discussion on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and how it can be better used to assist people in poverty and hunger. Approved by Congress in 2000, the AGOA legislation was extended in 2015 by a further 10 years, to 2025. Please join us for this timely briefing to learn more about this U.S. trade preference program and how we can work to ensure improved results for development, poverty, and hunger for AGOA’s next 10 years. Lean more and RSVP HERE.

December 11, 8:30am-3:00pm
Lewis Center, Ohio
Come to the Table: Building a Hunger-Free Ohio

ProMedica, Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World are hosting a statewide event to discuss effective strategies on addressing hunger as a health issue and building a hunger-free model for Ohio. This session will feature perspectives from an array of experts including a keynote address by John B. McCarthy, Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid. Representatives from Ohio healthcare organizations, faith-based groups, the education community, and government institutes will gather to share best practices, offer community connections and resources, and advocate for Ohio’s food insecure individuals and families. For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.

Call for Proposals
Apply to speak at the 2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit

Each spring, The Campus Kitchens Project hosts a Food Waste & Hunger Summit that brings together leading national nonprofit organizations and engaged students who are working to fight food waste and hunger, for a packed weekend of learning about advocacy, service and leadership. The Summit provides a forum to learn from experts in the fields of social justice, social enterprise, public health, non-profit management and related fields in addition to the opportunity to share best practices. Along with The Campus Kitchens Project, we invite you to submit a proposal to speak at the 2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit, which will be held on April 16-17 in Fayetteville, AR at the University of Arkansas. We encourage a wide range of speaking proposals across the spectrum of food waste, hunger, and poverty solutions.  Apply to speak here. Deadline for speaking proposals: January 18, 2016. You can find out more about the 2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit 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 nmagrath@alliancetoendhunger.org.
 
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