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Volume 9 Issue 6   June 2016

 

Hunger Free Communities Initiative Announces Summit

Minerva Delgado, Alliance to End Hunger

The Hunger Free Communities initiative has announced the hosting of the 2016 HFC Summit in Indianapolis, IN. The summit will be held at the Omni Severin Hotel on October 5 and 6, 2016. For the first time, the summit will be held outside of Washington, DC. We plan to host future summits in different regions of the country. This year, we selected the Midwest to highlight the work of Indy Hunger Network[READ MORE]

DuPont and the Alliance to End Hunger Host Congressional Briefing on Food Security

DuPont Executive Vice President Jim Collins described food security as “representing one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century” during a June 9 briefing on Capitol Hill to release the findings of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The event was sponsored by DuPont and the Alliance to End Hunger. [READ MORE]

Capacity Building for Devekopment in TPP Countries

Submitted by Elisa Eap, on behalf of Fontheim International, LLC

On May 25th, 2016, the Alliance to End Hunger, in partnership with the Business Council for Global Development (BCGD), hosted thought leaders and key representatives from the business, think tank, and non-profit communities for a briefing and roundtable discussion regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)’s capacity building provision. [READ MORE]

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Provides Specialized Nutrition Training to Tanzania and Zanzibar Ministries of Agriculture

Yibo Wood, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

FNS has worked with international communities on nutrition and food security issues to varying degrees over the past two decades, providing technical assistance to countries on school meals, WIC-like programs, SNAP, etc. and has hosted countless delegations that have come to US to see FNS programs in action. [READ MORE]

Alliance Members Rally Behind 'Vote to End Hunger' Movement

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

Vote to End Hunger recently surpassed a milestone of 100 organizations committed to helping to end hunger by 2030. Of the 120+ organizations that have signed on so far, more two Dozen are Alliance to End Hunger members, representing the Alliance’s latest collective push to build the public and political will to end hunger. [READ MORE]

National Tropical Botanical Garden's Breadfruit Director Nationally Recognized

Press Release Issued by National Tropical Botanical Garden

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:


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 www.hungerfreecommunities.org/summit 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. The Alliance will once again be holding a side event on the morning of the 13th. Learn more and register at www.worldfoodprize.org.
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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