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Volume 10 Issue 3   March 2017

Alliance to End Hunger Applauds Appointment of David Beasley as Executive Director of the World Food Program

The Alliance to End Hunger is pleased by the appointment of Gov. David Beasley as Executive Director of the World Food Program and looks forward to working with him during his upcoming five-year term. Gov. Beasley replaces outgoing WFP head Ertharin Cousin, who has served in the position since 2012.  [READ MORE]

Is it Time for a New Focus on Prayer, Fasting and Love?

Tony P. Hall, Alliance to End Hunger

This spring more than 25 million people in the horn of Africa and Yemen are slowly and painfully starving to death.  While weather has certainly reduced what can be grown on their farms, it is not the weather that decides if these people will live or die.  In fact, it is a decision for political leaders. [READ MORE]

School Meals: A Critical Strategy Across the Globe

Rebecca Middleton, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger

Hunger can deeply impact individuals, families, and communities.  This is true across the globe, from Mogadishu to right here in Washington, D.C.  While the root causes and true depth of hunger may differ widely from place to place, food insecurity prevents societies everywhere from reaching their full potential. [READ MORE]

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings: Special Guest, Gov. David Beasley

Jennifer Simpson, Alliance to End Hunger

On March 9th, the Alliance to End Hunger hosted its semi-annual Membership and Board Meetings in Washington, DC.  Over 60 members and friends gathered to collaborate and strategize around the shared vision to end hunger in the U.S. and abroad.  The Alliance was joined by special guest Governor David Beasley[READ MORE]

Sodexo Foundation Supports Launch of Alliance Youth Engagement Initiative

Danielle Haddy, Alliance to End Hunger

The Alliance to End Hunger is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from the Sodexo Foundation to support the work of its recently approved youth engagement initiative.  This funding will allow the Alliance to execute on key elements of its long-term youth engagement strategy[READ MORE]

President’s Budget Threatens Hunger-Focused Programs at Home and Abroad

The Alliance to End Hunger is deeply concerned by the President’s proposed 2018 budget, which would lead to massive cuts to programs critical to poor and hungry people in the U.S. and around the world. The cuts would impact programs in the United States focused on people and areas disproportionally affected by hunger and poverty. [READ MORE]

Ag Day: Getting Smart about Climate and Agriculture

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

Climate change and agriculture go hand-in-hand, and each has a profound impact on the other.  The effect climate change has on agriculture is fairly evident. Changing weather patterns and increasing periods of drought and/or floods can fundamentally change farmers’ growing seasons, and even their decisions on what to grow in the first place.  [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:


Climate-Smart Agriculture Roundtable
April 20
Washington, DC

The Alliance to End Hunger is teaming up with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to host a roundtable event on climate-smart agriculture. The event will feature voices from the corporate, non-profit, and government spheres, and will facilitate a discussion on climate-smart agriculture techniques in the US and around the world. Panelists will discuss best practices for both adaptation and mitigation, and how these techniques should be supported. If interested, contact Nathan Magrath at nmagrath@allliancetoendhunger.org.

CCIH Annual Conference
July 13-15 (Early Bird Registration ends April 14!)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Compassion Over Fear: Dr. Kent Brantly went from physician to patient in the Ebola outbreak. Hear his incredible journey of faith at the conference that unites Christian ministries providing care across the globe at the CCIH Annual Conference, July 13-15, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University. Register before April 14 and take advantage of early bird rates. Connect with Christians working in global health by becoming a conference sponsor
 
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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