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Volume 8 Issue 4   April 2015

 

Minerva Delgado Joins Alliance to Bolster Coalitions and Advocacy Work

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

The Alliance to End Hunger is happy to announce the addition of Minerva Delgado, a recognized expert in the fields of hunger and social justice issues, as the Director of Coalitions and Advocacy.  Ms. Delgado is the first individual to hold the position at the Alliance, and represents further expansion of the Alliance into advocacy through national partnerships... [READ MORE]

Congressional Hunger Caucus Visits DC Central Kitchen

Rabbi Joseph Krakoff, The Bottle Crew

Under the inspiring bi-partisan leadership of Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R- KS) and Congressman Jim McGovern (D- MA), the Congressional Hunger Caucus has been reactivated and revitalized.  Meeting at the DC Central Kitchen on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, these two Congress members along with Joel Jacob, CEO of The Bottle Crew and Josh Protas, Director of Government Affairs for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and me were greeted by DC Central Kitchen’s CEO... [READ MORE]

Addressing Nutrition with Orphans and Adopted Children

Joint Council on International Children's Services

It may come as no surprise that children who lack a stable family are at an increased risk of under-nutrition, but perhaps more surprising is that so are recently adopted children. Nutrition problems amongst Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) and recent adoptees have nothing to do with the amount of love and care they are receiving but are the result of the complex and unique factors facing them. If these problems are not addressed, there can be long-term consequences to the health and development of these children... [READ MORE]

Dr. Ann Evans, Stop Hunger Now, Team up in South Sudan

Dr. Ann Evans and Stop Hunger Now

I have been traveling to South Sudan since 2009 to support my friend, Dr. Jill Seaman, in Old Fangak, to do consulting with the Ministry of Health through Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health and to assist Old Fangak in the areas of education, teacher training and women’s development. In 2011, I invited friends from Stop Hunger Now to join me in this work. Since then we’ve accomplished a great deal.. [READ MORE]
 

Improving the Agricultural Sector in Africa to Boost Food Security and Nutrition

Guy Kamdem Kouam, The Hunger Project

As UN Member States discuss the post 2015 Development Agenda, attention is being placed on key priorities for the implementation of the SDGs. Food security and nutrition are increasingly raised given the direct linkages with agriculture to ensure improved access, incomes, and health. Africa, is home to the second highest number of hungry people on the planet, due strongly to an underdeveloped agricultural sector... [READ MORE]
 

The Story of Serafuly

Kathy Hamilton, Outreach, Inc.

While in Tanzania in 2003, Floyd repaired a windmill at Nkungi Village, which had not been working for at least 15 years, perhaps even longer.  The villagers did not have the money or expertise to make the repairs, but two days and twenty two dollars later the windmill was pumping water.  A village meeting was then held to determine if water should be brought to the village.  Would the villagers vote to dig a trench for the water line we would provide, or would they vote to have the women carry water from the well?  [READ MORE]
 

World Food Program USA Launches First Things First Campaign

World Food Program USA

In the days and weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, World Food Program USA (WFP USA) is celebrating mothers around the world and their dedication to the wellbeing of their children. To celebrate, we are spreading awareness about the importance of good nutrition during the first 1,000 days — the period of time from a mother’s pregnancy to a child’s second birthday... [READ MORE]
 

Building the Movement: One Acre Fund Shares Best Practices, Lessons Learned for Nonprofit Social Enterprises

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund considers itself a member of the social entrepreneurship movement. That is, we belong to a category of nonprofit social enterprises whose efforts are guided by entrepreneurial ideals of constant innovation, data-driven impact, scalability, and financial sustainability. Our new online resource library, One Acre Fund Insightsfeatures reports and white papers that highlight our unique approach to social entrepreneurship..[READ MORE]

 

Upcoming Events:


May is Older Americans Month!
Each May, communities across the country celebrate Older Americans Month to commemorate our seniors for their countless contributions and to highlight the successes of Older Americans Act (OAA) programs, like Meals on Wheels. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the OAA – the primary piece of federal legislation supporting the social and nutritional needs for our nation’s most vulnerable seniors. You can join Alliance Member Meals on Wheels America and others by using this national observance and milestone year to help raise awareness about the issues of senior hunger and isolation and by calling on Congress to reauthorize and increase funding for Older Americans Act programs.

June 2, Albuquerque, NM
Southwest Regional Come to the Table Summit

The Alliance to End Hunger, ProMedica, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services will be co-hosting the third of a series of regional Come to the Table summits in Albuquerque, NM. The event will address the clear and critical links between food security and health, and will offer opportunities to discuss approaches to the issue from both health care and policy perspectives. To learn more and register, click HERE.

June 17, Washington, DC
Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) Operational Meeting and International Hunger Forum

Last December, more than 200 global university leaders gathered in the ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations to formally launch the PUSH initiative. More than 66 university presidents have now signed on to this four-part action plan to fight against hunger and malnutrition. On June 17 PUSH will convene an operational meeting and hunger forum.  Sign up HERE or contact Paula Hunker to learn more.

June 26-29, Arlington, VA
CCIH Annual Conference
The Christian Connections for International Health 29th Annual Conference will be held June 26-29, 2015 in Arlington, Va. Our theme for 2015 is Ending Extreme Poverty: The Challenge for Christians in Global Health. Learn more and register at www.ccih.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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