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Volume 9 Issue 7   August 2016


Working to "De-Naturalize" Hunger

Rebecca Middleton, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger

I was honored to have the opportunity earlier this summer to join a number of anti-hunger advocates and faith leaders from around the globe in Rome for Pope Francis’s address to World Food Programme’s (WFP) executive board. This was an historic moment for many reasons, but what struck me most about the occasion was the Pope’s emphasis on the fact that the world has naturalized – or normalized – the condition of hunger[READ MORE]

Hunger Free Communities Summit: Bringing Local Strategies for Collective Impact to a National Forum

Erin Leonard, AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow, Alliance to End Hunger

When it comes to hunger in the United States, most people don’t realize that hunger exists in all 435 Congressional districts and in every county across the United States.The Alliance to End Hunger brings groups together at the Hunger Free Communities Summit to share successes and learn from each other, bringing innovative anti-hunger strategies from around the country back home. [READ MORE]


Making a Positive Impact: Inspiring Young People to Get Involved in Their Community

Shondra Jenkins, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

I didn’t know poverty and I didn’t know hunger. However, 16 million other children do. If I had known this as a child, my afternoons playing hide-and-go-seek would likely have turned into afternoons volunteering at my local soup kitchen or organizing canned food drives. [READ MORE]

57 Million Healthy Meals! Feeding Children Everywhere Joins the Alliance to End Hunger

Robert Andrescik, Feeding Children Everywhere

Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) is honored to join The Alliance to End Hunger. We know that when people come together, great things happen. We also know how incredibly gratifying it can be to see what a group of people can accomplish when they are focused on a common goal.  [READ MORE]


Faces of Hunger: Short Film Festival Announces Call for Entries

Submitted by Maayan Laufer, Palms for Life Fund

Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival (FOH), in association with New York University (NYU), announces its call for submissions nationwide in all categories, including documentary, narrative and animation. The first and only film festival to focus on food insecurity, quality and waste in the United States, FOH is spurring a nationwide dialogue about the everyday realities that millions of Americans face.  [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:

Western Regional Summit - Diagnosis: Hunger
September 14, 8:00am-3:00pm PDT
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Please mark your calendar to attend a regional summit on addressing hunger as a health issue and other social determinants on September 14, 2016 in Loma Linda, CA - presented by The Root Cause Coalition in partnership with The Alliance to End Hunger and hosted by Loma Linda University Health. Representatives from healthcare organizations, faith-based groups, the education community, and government institutes will gather to share best practices, offer community connections and resources, and advocate for food insecure individuals and families in the region and across the nation. Learn more and register HERE.

WEBINAR: Pro-Bono: The Secret to Doing More Without a Budget
September 15, 1:00pm EDT

#GivingTuesday is the third biggest day of the year in terms of dollars donated. It’s a great opportunity for nonprofits to invite donors to be a part of something meaningful. As you’re thinking about how to participate in #GivingTuesday, don’t let a lack of bandwidth stop you. Consider bringing in business professionals, pro bono, to help you develop a media relations strategy, copy-edit your Giving Tuesday messaging, create a set of campaign graphics, or polish up a few fresh stories to tell. This webinar will give you practical tips for setting up successful pro-bono service engagements and introduce you to Taproot+, the simplest way to connect you to skilled volunteers, and in time for #GivingTuesday! Learn more and register HERE.

GODAN Summit 2016
September 15-16
New York, New York

The Alliance to End Hunger has recently joined the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), which advocates using open data to reach a zero hunger world. Together with Alliance member Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute, we are encouraging attendance at the GODAN Summit 2016 in New York City on September 15-16, 2016. This historic event will culminate in a High Level event at the UN. If you are interested in registering for the Summit, please do so before September 11, 2016. If you are unable to come in person, please sign the petition or find out more at GODAN Summit 2016's website:

2016 Hunger Free Communities Summit
October 5-6
Indianapolis, IN

The Alliance to End Hunger will be hosting the 2016 Hunger Free Communities Summit in Indianapolis, IN. The two-day event provides current and aspiring Hunger Free Community organizers and the broader anti-hunger community a forum to learn, share and network while exploring best practices in collective action against hunger. The goals for the conference include sharing successful strategies for collective impact; learning about effective approaches from content experts; and identifying new tools, resources and partners for planning, implementing and evaluating community-based hunger relief efforts. Sponsorship and workshop opportunities are available. Visit to learn more and register.

World Food Prize
October 12-14
Des Moines, IA

Referred to as the "premier conference in the world on global agriculture", the Borlaug Dialogue will feature expertise and diverse perspectives of governmental leaders; policymakers; farmers; CEOs and executives form agribusiness and non-governmental organizations; and scientific, academic and development experts from around the world. Learn more and register at  The Alliance will be hosting a side event on Thursday, Oct. 13th on the common challenges of farmers in the U.S. and in the developing world. Invitations to follow. To learn more, email Danielle Haddy (

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings
October 27, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Washington, DC

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. Questions? Email Jennifer Simpson (
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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