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Volume 9 Issue 2,  February 2016


Alliance Members Gather Around 2016 Opportunities

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

On March 10, the Alliance to End Hunger’s membership will gather in Washington, DC for its semi-annual Membership and Board meetings.  These meetings offer Alliance members the opportunity to discuss prominent and timely opportunities in domestic and international food security arenas, and strategize how the Alliance coalition can uniquely engage with these issues. [READ MORE]

Hunger Volunteer Connection Ramping Up

Moeun Sun, Alliance to End Hunger

500,000 service hours by September 2018. With what may seem like an ambition goal, the Hunger Volunteer Connection (HVC) was launched in late 2015 as an initiative by ConAgra Foods Foundation to meet the need for coordinated volunteering efforts. [READ MORE]

14th Annual March for Meals Celebrates Meals on Wheels Programs Across America

Jenny Bertolette, Meals on Wheels America

On March 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. For nearly 45 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – have delivered more than just nutritious meals to homebound seniors in virtually every community across the country. [READ MORE]

How the Advocacy Playbook Helps You Do Your Best Work

Rick McNary, Outreach, Inc., Alliance Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, 

I learned the importance of working with quality tools during my first year as a carpenter. On the job, I worked with the best tools available on the market. However, one weekend I helped a friend who owned cheap tools. I could not make square cuts or keep the project level. [READ MORE]

Food Prescription Program Comes to Albuquerque

Carlos Navarro, New Mexico Volunteer State Coordinator, Bread for the World

Food Prescription programs make it easier for low-income patients and their families to access the fresh fruits and vegetables they need in order to ensure that they are eating balanced, healthy diets. The programs generally begin with a partnership between a hospital and a local farmer’s market or CSA (community supported agriculture) to increase access...  [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings
March 10, 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. To learn more and register, click HERE. Return to the site regularly for updates.

WEBINAR: Tackling Hunger through Organizing and Advocacy
March 16, 2:00pm
Register HERE

This webinar, hosted by Alliance to End Hunger and WHYHunger, features Neighbors Together (Brooklyn, NY) discussing the importance of advocacy and organizing in addressing the root causes of hunger. Join us and learn how to create successful initiatives and about resources that can help you along the way. This webinar, targeted to food distribution programs, will address:
-Why advocacy and organizing are important
-How one organization, Neighbors Together, incorporated these principles into their program
-Where you can find important resources to help you get started
-Your questions and insights 

Diagnosis:Hunger - New York City Regional Summit
April 4, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Westin New York Times Square, NY

Please join The Root Cause Coalition and the Alliance to End Hunger for a regional summit in New York City exploring the links between hunger and health issues. 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.

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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