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Volume 7 Issue 10   November 2014


Alliance to End Hunger Holds Conference, Meets with Leaders in Tanzania

Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach, Alliance to End Hunger

During the first week of November, a team from the Alliance to End Hunger traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to hold a conference for civil society coalitions partnered with the Alliance through the National Alliance Partnership Program. Ambassador Tony Hall also had the opportunity to meet with Parliamentarians, a top official from the Office of the Prime Minister, and the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania. [READ MORE]

Modernizing the Summer Meals Program

Jillian Meier, Senior Manager, No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

Summer is the hungriest time of year for many children from low-income families. During the school year, these kids count on the nutrition they get from school meals.  When school is out, low-income families struggle to make up those missed meals. The federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps children from low-income families get the healthy food they need during the summer months. [READ MORE]

Elanco Employees Team Up to End the Cycle of Hunger

Noel S. Paul, Global Leader - Corporate Responsibility, Elanco Animal Health

What a difference one day can make in communities around the globe! On October 2, 2014, Elanco team members joined forces to support Elanco’s Global Day of Service. Across the company, employees engaged their passion, energy and collaborative spirit to advance the company’s commitment to food security in communities around the world. Just how much can be achieved in a single day? The numbers are inspiring. [READ MORE]

Atlanta "Comes to the Table"

Maria Belding, Alliance to End Hunger

On November 14, nearly a hundred experts, stakeholders and concerned citizens from the anti-hunger and medical communities gathered for the third regional Come to the Table summit at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Planned by ProMedica and the Alliance to End Hunger, the event, like its predecessors in DC and Chicago, gave participants the opportunity to learn about the newest innovations, practices and policies to prevent hunger and health complications stemming from food insecurity. [READ MORE]


Former Keurig Green Mountain Executive Joins Lutheran World Relief to Promote Coffee and Cocoa Partnerships

Nikki Massie, Staff Writer, Lutheran World Relief

On October 16, 2014, Rick Peyser, past president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and seasoned Keurig Green Mountain executive, joined Lutheran World Relief (LWR) as senior relationship manager for coffee and cocoa. Peyser will serve as a part of LWR’s New Business Development team and will work to identify and promote strategic partnerships in support of the organization’s work in the cocoa and coffee value chains. [READ MORE]


GrainPro Introduces New "SuperGrainBag Farm"

Jordan Dey & Victor Dela Casa, GrainPro

GrainPro continues to strengthen its focus on providing safe storage and drying solutions for the poorest farmers around the world. Last month, GrainPro introduced the new “SuperGrainBagFarm,” a low-cost, reusable hermetic storage bag developed primarily for subsistence farmers. “Smallholder farmers need a safe and effective storage solution,” said Phil Villers, GrainPro’s President. “The new SGB Farm is designed specifically to help the 500 million subsistence farmers who struggle to safely store their harvests every year.” [READ MORE]

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) Expands Food Banking Around the World

Sue Canepa, Global FoodBanking Network

At its most basic level, food banking is a smart yet simple concept: get food from where it is plentiful to where it is needed. Food banks do that by rescuing safe and nutritious surplus food that would otherwise be wasted and distributing it to hungry people. While simple in theory, opening a food bank is no small undertaking. Food banks have multiple stakeholders, require capital and resources, and demand long-term planning. In addition, the food banking model—originated in the US—must be adapted to work within a country’s cultural, geographical and political structures.” [READ MORE]


Upcoming Events:

December 8, Washington DC: National Alliance Partnership Program Briefing.
The Alliance to End Hunger is holding a briefing for members, colleagues, and friends on its National Alliance Partnership Program. Topics of discussion will include a recent conference in Tanzania, progress in current program countries, and what is coming up in the next few months. To learn more and register, contact Nathan Magrath at

December 9, New York, NY: Presidents United to Solve Hunger.
University leaders – and students – from all over the world will gather in the United Nations’ historic ECOSOC Chamber for a ceremonial signing of the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security as well as a Hunger Forum where international leaders from all sectors discuss the critical role that universities will play in solving hunger. To learn more and RSVP, email

December 10-11, Washington DC: 2014 Farm Journal Forum.
In the nation’s capital, thought leaders spend a great deal of time diagnosing problems and debating their causes in different policy silos. Across the globe, the public sector, private sector and individuals are developing solutions to these problems and at Farm Journal Foundation we believe every individual can have a role to play given the proper platform. The 2014 Farm Journal Forum is dedicated to highlighting solutions that will help position our industry globally to confront major challenges and leverage opportunities arising from changes in our food and agriculture system. We welcome Alliance members to join us and contribute to an interactive policy dialogue. Please visit to register and participate by Twitter on Dec. 11th using the hashtag #FJForum14.
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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