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Volume 9 Issue 1   January 2016

 

A New Year’s Message from Tony Hall

Tony Hall, Alliance to End Hunger

Happy New Year to my friends and members of the Alliance to End Hunger. Ten years ago, the Alliance to End Hunger began its journey to engage diverse individuals and organizations to build the public and political will to end hunger. Since then, we have met with success and continuing promise, with the past year being no exception. [READ MORE]

Political Bickering Will Prove Deadly in Nepal this Winter

Tony Hall, Alliance to End Hunger

This winter, millions of Nepalese children are at risk of losing their lives as a result of a political squabble between India and Nepal. I just returned from a 10-day visit to Nepal. I had been to the country numerous times before—as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. food and agriculture agencies, and as a U.S. Congressman before that. [READ MORE]

Groups Commend New Hunger Commission Report

Christopher Ford, Bread for the World

The Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World commend the National Commission on Hunger on the recent release of its report, Freedom from Hunger: An Achievable Goal for the United States of America. The commission’s report represents the first time in decades there has been focused, bipartisan attention on policy solutions for ending hunger. [READ MORE]

Alliance to End Hunger, FAO, Enter Partnership to Spread the Message of Ending Hunger Everywhere

Danielle Haddy, Alliance to End Hunger

The Alliance to End Hunger is excited to announce a new partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and a collaborative effort around public awareness and education on food security, nutrition, and agricultural development. [READ MORE]

Seven Organizations Unite to Pick a Fight Against Hunger

ConAgra Foods Foundation

Just in time for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back, the ConAgra Foods Foundation unveiled Hunger Volunteer Connection. This initiative seeks to arm volunteers and organizations with tools to take action to end hunger in the U.S., an issue that impacts 48 million people across the country.[READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:


2016 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit
February 26-27
University of Missouri

The 2016 UFWH 11th Annual Summit: ‘From Poverty to Promise”, hosted by the Deaton Institute of the University of Missouri, will be an exciting 2-day event bringing together interdisciplinary collaborations from food banks, high school and university students, anti-hunger advocates, intriguing speakers and food justice activists from across North America, and the rest of the world. Over 250 attendees will be in Columbia, Missouri from February 26-27, 2016 to network, learn about community food systems strategies and create a collective vision. If you believe in the power of interdisciplinary collective action, this event is for you! Learn more and register HERE.

Diagnosis:Hunger - New York City Regional Summit
April 4, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Westin New York Times Square, NY

Please join The Root Cause Coalition and the Alliance to End Hunger for a regional summit in New York City exploring the links between hunger and health issues. Representatives from 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 food insecure individuals and families in the region and across the nation. Learn more and register HERE.

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings
March 10, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Washington, DC

The Annual 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, followed by a reception from 3pm to 4:30pm. To learn more and register, click HERE. Return to the site regularly for updates.
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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