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Volume 8 Issue 6   June 2015


A Grassroots Experience with Amaranth

Pete Noll, Puente a la Salud Comunitaria

As a new member of the Alliance to End Hunger, I am eager to share with you a first glance into our work, primarily focused in Oaxaca, Mexico. Puente a la Salud Comunitaria was founded twelve years ago by two pioneers in the fields of food sustainability and organizational development, Katherine Lorenz and Kate Seely. Since then, we have concentrated on the pseudocereal amaranth as an entry point for lasting community development...[READ MORE]

Come to the Table Summit Leads Hunger Discussion in Albuquerque

Gina Sares, ProMedica

On June 2, nearly 80 people gathered at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to discuss the topic of hunger as a health issue. Presented by ProMedica, the Alliance to End Hunger, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services, based in Albuquerque, the Come to the Table event featured perspectives from an array of experts, as well as collaboration among healthcare leaders, community organizations, and government representatives... [READ MORE]

Don't Take Hunger Along on your Summer Vacation

Minerva Delgado, Alliance to End Hunger

I recently heard a summer camp director say he was taken aback upon hearing one boy’s answer to his typical question to the children as they were leaving camp, “What were your favorite parts of the summer?” He was expecting the answer to be horseback riding, swimming, playing baseball or any of the other activities the children had enjoyed that summer. However, the boy simply answered, “breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”..[READ MORE]

Ensuring their Futures

Kirk Noonan, Convoy of Hope

Under his blue shirt, his small chest heaved. He wrung his hands and gulped, not exactly sure what to expect. His teacher said he was nervous and that telling his story was never easy, but he wanted to share it so that people knew all the pain he’d endured, the challenges he’d overcome and the victory he’d experienced... [READ MORE]

Anti-Hunger Leaders Honored

Zack Bly, Congressional Hunger Center

The Congressional Hunger Center‘s 2015 Awards Ceremony, June 3rd at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., recognized five outstanding leaders in the fight against domestic and global hunger. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), receiving the Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Leadership Award, remarked “Poverty is no more going to be silent…We have to act, because children’s lives depend on our action.”... [READ MORE]

Visit to Potato Country Offers Hands-On Experience for Food Assistance Applications

T.K Kuwahara, U.S. Potato Board

A recent trip to potato country for staff of private voluntary organizations helped to change perceptions of US dehydrated potatoes.  The annual workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Potato Board (USPB) to provide first-hand experience regarding the wide-ranging possibilities for use of dehydrated potato products in projects to improve global food security... [READ MORE]

Meals on Wheels America Sparks the Movement Needed to Address a Growing Need

Jenny Bertolette, Meals on Wheels America

Each year at the Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo, local program leaders from across the country join experts in the senior nutrition and nonprofit fields to collaborate and address the challenges and opportunities that will face senior nutrition programs and their clients... [READ MORE]

Outreach, Inc. to Begin the 'WE RISE' Project on 8,000 acre Shallom Farm in Tanzania

Rick McNary, Outreach, Inc.

WE RISE (Women Engaging Research to Insure a Sustainable Economy) is a scientific-based research project that will provide information that will be used to create greater economic and educational opportunities and empowerment for women farmers of Tanzania. Since the information will be drawn directly from the targeted population, it will be more valuable in strategic planning...[READ MORE]

Responding in Nepal - A Story from the Field

Derick Lea, Islamic Relief USA

After nearly 4 hours of driving slowly through rough terrain from the Capitol, we arrived in District IV and began interviewing some of the local leaders.  They confirmed their need for food and shelter, but stressed that food was the immediate issue.  They showed us around the village that formerly existed and even showed us how their homes, livestock and land had been affected by the earthquake... [READ MORE]

A "Zero Draft" Outcome for the Sustainable Development Goals

Harriet O'Sullivan, The Hunger Project

The “Zero Draft” Outcome of the SDGs, entitled Transforming Our World by 2030: A New Agenda for Global Action, was recently released on June 2, 2015, in preparation for the upcoming session on post-2015 intergovernmental relations from 22-25 June. It contains 17 goals and 169 targets, still and likely to remain unchanged from the original proposal last September. However, as it concerns indicators and implementation commitments, there is still work to be done and revisions to be made... [READ MORE]

Islamic Relief USA Hits the Road to Deliver Food

Christina Tobias-Nahi, Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA will begin distributing package food boxes for families in need during the month of Ramadan starting this Thursday, June 18. Nearly 20 cities will be visited by the bus over the next two weeks. We would love to connect with other Alliance partners so if interested reach out to and we will check if we are in your area... [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:

June 26-29, Arlington, VA
Christian Connections for International Health Annual Conference
Join in fellowship with others who share your passion for bringing health and healing to those in need at the Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) 29th Annual Conference. Our theme this year is Ending Extreme Poverty: The Challenge for Christians in Global Health. Learn why global health professionals from across the globe attend the CCIH conference in this two-minute video. Online registration ends June 5.  Learn more at
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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