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Volume 9 Issue 9   October 2016


Local Communities Showcase Their Fight Against Hunger at 2016 Hunger Free Communities Summit

Erin Leonard, Alliance to End Hunger

On October 5th and 6th the Alliance to End Hunger hosted the 2016 Hunger Free Communities Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. Throughout the summit leaders from Hunger Free Community groups around the country shared strategies that are working to end hunger in their communities. [READ MORE]

Humanitarians Honored for Building Lasting Solutions to Hunger

Barb Lack, Foods Resource Bank

For the first time, The World Food Prize honored two recipients with the Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award. Foods Resource Bank’s Director of Resource Development Ron DeWeerd and retired employee and current volunteer Reverend Joan Fumetti both received the award October 10 at the Iowa Hunger Summit luncheon in Des Moines. [READ MORE]

FAO Director General Visits Alliance to End Hunger, Discusses Food Security Issues with U.S. Civil Society

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

On September 16, the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Director-General José Graziano da Silva, visited the Alliance to End Hunger to meet with a number of U.S. civil society leaders on the forefront of the fight against food insecurity. [READ MORE]

National Alliance Leaders Gather in Iowa and DC for Capstone Conference

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

On the eve of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, IA, leaders from six ‘National Alliances’ arrived in the city.  These leaders represented coalition organizations from the six countries in which the Alliance to End Hunger’s National Alliance Partnership Program is working: Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. [READ MORE]

Alliance Panel Explores Common Challenges of Farmers Across the World

Alliance to End Hunger

On October 13, the Alliance to End Hunger, in collaboration with FAO, hosted a panel discussion in Des Moines, IA during the World Food Prize. The side event, held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, highlighted many of the common challenges faced by farmers and other agricultural producers in the United States and in the developing world.  [READ MORE]

Join Us at the Future of Food Forum for a Conversation on the Epic Goal of Food Security in the 21st Century

Rebecca Hughes, SAP

On November 15, The Alliance to End Hunger and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will come together with GIZ at the SAP Future of Food Forum virtual event to talk about the challenge of Food Security in the 21st century – and how technology can be part of the solution. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings
October 27, 8:30am - 5:00pm
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. Questions? Email Jennifer Simpson (

Future of Food Web Event: Working Together to meet the Epic Goal of Food Security
November 15, 10:30am - 11:00am ET
With the global population expanding by nearly a billion people per decade, placing unprecedented demands on limited resources, the topic of Food Security must be front and center with governments, businesses and the world in general. In this session we will host an open dialogue to explore the role of technology in helping to ensure that all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their needs for a productive and healthy life. Learn more and register HERE.

Hunger Free Ohio Summit
December 16, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lewis Center, OH

Please join ProMedica, Bread for the World and the Alliance to Hunger at a statewide event to discuss effective strategies on addressing hunger as a health issue and building a hunger-free model for Ohio. We invite you to join the conversation on Friday, December 16, at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. The summit is free of charge and will run from 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click HERE to learn more and register.
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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