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June 2020

Farewell Message from Rebecca Middleton

Dear friends-

Tuesday, June 30th, is my last day as Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger. I am so grateful for my seven years with the Alliance working with you – our members, friends, and other allies – on a range of critical initiatives to build the public and political will to end hunger. [READ MORE]
Rebecca Middleton Departing Alliance to End Hunger as Executive Director

NAHO Denounces Death of George Floyd and Underlying Structural Racism

The National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) denounces the persistent structural racism that continues to plague our society. As anti-hunger organizations we understand that structural racism is a root cause of hunger and poverty, and that rates of hunger are at least twice as high in communities of color. [READ MORE]

The Toxic Mold of Racism in America

Minerva Delgado | Alliance to End Hunger

This current boiling point may be linked to a specific incident, but the causes of the fear, frustration and anger that lit the match go deep into the legacy of racism in America. The same forces that cause greater hunger and poverty in communities of color, particularly African American communities, are at play in all segments of society, and are adding fuel to the fire. [READ MORE]

Congressional Briefing Calls for Immediate Action to Prevent Hunger Crises amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The event - The Coming Crisis: Preventing a Hunger Catastrophe amid COVID-19 - was co-hosted by FAO North America and the Alliance to End Hunger with the House and Senate Hunger Caucuses, and highlighted the key findings of the recently released 2020 Global Report on Food Crises. [READ MORE]

Protecting and Promoting Rural Small-Scale Producers: On the Front Lines of the Global COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

Joanna Veltri | Chief, Liaison Office for the Americas, IFAD
Rebecca Middleton | Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger

The COVID-19 pandemic may be the greatest global disruption in our lifetimes – presenting us collectively and individually with unprecedented shocks, as well as enduring consequences and changes.  As tragic and inconvenient as these effects have been, there is a related and daunting disruption on the horizon – a hunger and food security crisis – that could significantly magnify the impact of the pandemic. [READ MORE]

Souper Bowl of Caring: Hunger Has No Offseason

For 30 years, our organization has been asking, “What if everyone who watches the Big Game would give just one can or one dollar to their local hunger relief charity?”  In 1989, then pastoral intern, Rev. Dr. Brad Smith, said a prayer on the annual Big Game Sunday that encouraged youth to take action, “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.” [READ MORE]

Penny Appeal USA Honored to Join the Alliance & its Members in the Fight Against Hunger

Shafaq Zia, Programs Manager, Penny Appeal USA

We all know that over 800 million people across the globe are currently suffering from hunger. The COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated the need for nourishment across the globe and according to the UN, has pushed 50 million more people into extreme poverty. At Penny Appeal USA we address food insecurity through several programs, including Feed our World, Emergency Response, and Income Generation. [READ MORE]

COVID-19 and U.S. Agriculture: A Brief Introduction

Brigit Cann | Alliance to End Hunger. 

The economic consequences of shutdowns related to the COVID-19 crisis are being felt across sectors and industries. Notably, the food and agriculture industry had to quickly adapt to changing demand and disruptions in the food supply chain. Due to rising hunger rates caused by the health and economic crisis, addressing these disruptions has been difficult but crucial. [READ MORE]
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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