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Volume 8 Issue 3   March 2015


Alliance Holds First-Ever Advocacy Day

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

The Alliance to End Hunger recently surpassed 90 members in its ever-expanding coalition.  This represents an increasingly diverse array of viewpoints, initiatives, research and experience.  It also represents an astounding amount of cumulative organizational knowledge on hunger-related issues.  The Alliance to End Hunger’s Advocacy Committee decided to utilize this unique advantage and decided to organize the Alliance to End Hunger’s first-ever Advocacy Day... [READ MORE]

Episcopal Relief & Development Joins Alliance; Promotes Philosophy of Partnerships, Community

Sara Delaney, Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development brings together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world.  As the international relief and development agency of The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development promotes sustainable development and provides relief in times of disaster... [READ MORE]

Needed: A More Efficient, Effective Summer Meal Program

Bernadette Di Rita, Share Our Strength

Summer is one of the hungriest times of the year when kids who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year find themselves without consistent access to meals. This year, Congress has the opportunity to change the one-size-fits-all regulations governing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  These regulations constrain the program reaching only one out of every seven kids who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year... [READ MORE]

Humanitarian Coalition Launches "Roadmap to End Global Hunger Policy Brief" to Shape U.S. Policy

Posted by Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

A coalition of 33 humanitarian organizations and advocacy groups, including 21 members of the Alliance to End Hunger, have launched a Roadmap to End Global Hunger Policy Brief outlining a comprehensive approach to solving global hunger and malnutrition... [READ MORE]

Meals on Wheels Rebrands as Foundation to Meet the Demands of the Future

Susan Waldman, Meals on Wheels America

Building our nation’s ability to rise to the demands of a burgeoning senior population will require not only an increase in resources, but a rejuvenation of the systems that support them. That is why the Meals on Wheels Association of America launched a new comprehensive initiative that rebuilds its brand from its name up... [READ MORE]

New Storage Tech: Reducing Loss, Increasing Livelihoods in Tanzania

Jordan Dey, GrainPro

When the small farmers in southern Tanzania opened an airtight Cocoon recently on warm February morning, they collectively gasped at what they saw on the bottom.  Thousands of dead insects, strewn across the floor of the Cocoon.  The farmers from the small village in Isansa, jostled each other, smiling and hooting, grabbing fistfuls of dead insects... [READ MORE]

Unraveling the Roots of Malnutrition in Haiti

Heidi Reed, Edesia

Haiti is a tropical paradise where babies can be seen flying through crowded streets at fast speeds on motorbikes held tightly in the arms of their guardians. There are so many pressing needs in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, public safety hasn’t yet made the list. On a recent visit to Cap-Haitian, I took a closer look at Haiti’s overwhelming malnutrition problem... [READ MORE]

From Handouts to Hand-ups: Integrated Development Approaches as the Means to Achieving Sustainable Development

Mary Kate Costello, The Hunger Project

As the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals nears, various stakeholders are discussing possible development methodologies to efficiently yield self-reliant, participatory communities for long-term, sustainable development. Considerable focus is being placed on cross-sectoral integration methodologies that break silo-specific development practices. Significantly, these comprehensive approaches are solid grounds for empowering people to become agents of their own change..[READ MORE]

One Girl, One Village, One Country at a Time

Pattie Mackenzie, Stop Hunger Now

Kakenya grew up in a small village of the Maasai tribe in Kenya. When she was just 5 years old, she was engaged to be married. The marriage would take place once the young girl reached puberty.  Although placed in an unfathomable situation, Kakenya was fortunate to have a mother that wanted better for her... [READ MORE]

Potato Board Event Highlights the Global Role of Potatoes

US Potato Board

The Third Annual “Dehy around the World” luncheon and workshop, held on February 25th at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C., affirmed the growing role of potatoes in building global food security. The event was attended by 43 people representing the US government at USDA and USAID, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), farmer leaders, and others... [READ MORE]

A Story of Building Opportunity into Charity

Floyd and Kathy Hammer, Outreach, Inc.

After Kathy and I retired from a successful business career, we intended to relax and sail the world. Then a friend asked us to help remodel a leprosy hospital into an AIDs hospice in Tanzania. East Africa.  We had years of experience in the construction business, our last name is Hammer!  I said no!  Kathy said yes!  We made our first trip to Africa that year, 2003... [READ MORE]

The Global FoodBanking Network hosts 9th Annual H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI)

Sue Canepa, The Global FoodBanking Network

This year’s FBLI took place in Houston, Texas, March 16–20, 2015. Watch this video to see how the FBLI experience inspires food bankers: H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute
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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