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Volume 7 Issue 7   July/August 2014

 

A Brand New Look

The Alliance to End Hunger has launched a new website.  With the new site we will be better able to share recent news and upcoming events, and promote features from our diverse membership through this improved monthly e-newsletter.  Please take some time to explore both the site and the newsletter, and contact us with any feedback you may have.
-Alliance to End Hunger Team
 

Bridging Continents, One Meal at a Time

Franklin Taylor, Centscere

There’s a simple reason why millions remain hungry on a planet with enough food for everyone: we’re not digitally connected. That doesn’t seem right – the number of Internet users in developing countries has doubled in the last five years; by 2017, a quarter of Africans will own a smartphone. Already, India’s Internet-connected population has surpassed that of the United StatesYet amid this growing online mass, few will connect with the West on any common plane of life. 

Livestock for Livelihoods

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO, Heifer International

International development experts are grappling with ways to effectively combat stubborn global malnutrition. Renewed attention to agricultural development has helped, but gaps remain that crops and horticultural products alone cannot fill. On July 23rd, The Alliance to End Hunger and Heifer International hosted “Livestock for Livelihoods,” an event on Capitol Hill to increase awareness among U.S. Congressional members and staff from key U.S. and U.N. agencies about the critical role livestock can take in addressing hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

Move For Hunger: Fighting Hunger With Each Move

Adam Lowy, Executive Director, Move For Hunger

It was just five years ago that I was sitting with my father talking about the family business.  It’s a moving business, actually.  My great-grandfather started it over 90 years ago here in NJ.  While I never wanted to actually run the business myself, I certainly had the “opportunity” to work my share of back-breaking moving jobs when I was growing up – that’s just what seems to happen when your family owns a moving company.

Join Us in Standing Up For Seniors

Erika Kelly, Chief Advocacy Officer, Meals on Wheels Association of America

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is pushing to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA), the federal legislation that allows for nutritious meals to be delivered to 2.5 million seniors every year.

 

Christian Connections for International Health Conference Unites Health Professionals Globally

Amy Metzger, MPH; Project Manager, Christian Connections for International Health


Christian Connections for International Health, a member of the Alliance, recently held its annual conference in Arlington, Virginia.  With a theme of “Transforming Lives:  Christians in Global Health,” the conference convened global health veterans including many from the global south, academic institutions and affiliate organizations including FHI 360 and Management Sciences for Health, as well as public health and nursing students..
 

Auburn Athletics partners with Hunger Solutions Institute in End Child Hunger Campaign

This article was originally posted on July 25, 2014 by the Auburn Wire Eagle.


AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Athletics Department goes on the offense against hunger. Through a partnership with the End Child Hunger in Alabama (ECHA) campaign, spearheaded by Auburn’s Hunger Solutions Institute, Auburn Athletics is embracing hunger as its priority initiative.

Upcoming Events:


September 12: Washington, DC
Alliance Advocacy Committee meeting
10:00am-11:30am

The member-led Advocacy Committee guides the advocacy agenda for the Alliance. Chaired by Rick McNary of Outreach, Inc. and Kent Schescke of National FFA, this committee meets every-other month. For more information email info@alliancetoendhunger.org.

October 16: Des Moines, IA
Alliance Breakfast Panel: World Food Prize
7:00am-8:30am

This Alliance to End Hunger side event will bring together experts from the corporate, faith-based, research-based and agricultural sectors to discuss scientific/technological innovations in agriculture and how they currently are or could be translating to on-the-ground practices.  For more information, contact Danielle Haddy at dhaddy@alliancetoendhunger.org.


October 23: Washington, DC
Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings
8:30am-3:30pm

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. For information, contact Jennifer Simpson at jsimpson@alliancetoendhunger.org.

October 29-November 1: Louisville, KY
National FFA Convention

Registration and exhibition opportunities are open for the annual National FFA Convention & Expo. Join more than 60,000 people and hundreds of industry leaders as the future of agriculture is discussed. Learn more 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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