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August 2019

In the World’s Quest for Sustainable Development, Family Farming is Key

Rebecca Middleton | Executive Director | Alliance to End Hunger

80 percent of the world’s food is produced by family farmers, but their importance goes far beyond ensuring that the world has enough to eat. The UN recently launched the Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028) – recognizing that supporting family farmers is not only important to ending poverty and hunger, but is also key to achieving the entire Sustainable Development agenda. [READ MORE]
RELATED: FAO press release on the launch of the UN Decade of Family Farming

The Urgent Need for a Different Lens to Look at Hunger and SDG2

Charlotte Masiello-Riome | SDG2 Advocacy Hub

The world today is not facing a ‘hunger’ problem, but rather a complex challenge involving agriculture, planetary health, food systems and nutrition, exacerbated by the impacts of climate change, political instability and persistent inequalities. As we strive to meet the SDG2 targets, we are challenged by a ‘scarcity’ mindset that doesn’t capture the holistic reality. The real narrative lies within the integration of what is actually within the assessment of SDG2. [READ MORE]

Celebrating the Close of Another Successful AmeriCorps VISTA Year

With another service year coming to a close for many of the Alliance’s VISTAs, there are many success stories and accomplishments to be recognized. In their relatively short period of service, they were able to institute 45 new business practices, recruit over 500 volunteers, and raise over $325,000 in cash and in-kind resources. The Alliance estimates that their efforts led to an improvement in food security for at least 1,721 people. [READ MORE]

Curious About Child Nutrition Reauthorization? Share Our Strength Presents What You Need to Know

Emily Gartenberg | Share Our Strength

Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) provides one of the best federal policy opportunities to address childhood hunger in America. Every five years, Congress reviews the child nutrition programs such as schools meals and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and can change regulations around these programs. Congress is working on CNR this term, which means that we have the opportunity to fundamentally change child nutrition programs for the better. [READ MORE]

Alliance to End Hunger Opposes Proposed Rule Revising Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Administration has released a proposed rule substantially changing the eligibility guidelines regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by limiting the use of expanded categorical eligibility.  The Alliance to End Hunger strongly opposes such a plan and urges the withdrawal of the proposal. [READ MORE]

Alliance Member FoodFinder Announces Partnership with Food Lion

In a new partnership, FoodFinder is helping the big regional grocer Food Lion utilize technology to connect shoppers with opportunities to donate to or volunteer with their local food pantries. Jack Griffin explains in This Video. Also, don't forget to check out FoodFinder at their website, FoodFinder.us!

Save the Date!

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings

October 24, 2019 | Washington DC


The Alliance to End Hunger will be hosting its Fall Member and Board Meetings on October 24, 2019 at its offices in Washington, DC. Alliance Members are welcomed and encouraged to attend!*
 

Email Danielle Haddy for more information


*While all members are welcome to attend the Board Meeting, only Board Memebrs may vote.
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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