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Volume 7 Issue 9   October 2014


600,000 Meals and Counting for Ebola Patients

Rick McNary, Outreach Inc.

Another container of 300,000 meals for hospitalized Ebola patients and their families in Liberia shipped from the Outreach, Inc. warehouse at in DesMoines on Tuesday, October 14.  The first container of 300,000 meals was shipped on September 18, 2014, from Outreach’s warehouse. A total of one million meals wills be sent to Liberia. [READ MORE]

Atlanta to Host Next Come to the Table Summit

Nathan Magrath, Alliance to End Hunger

In February, the Alliance to End Hunger and ProMedica held a half-day summit on Capitol Hill that drew in members of Congress, the Obama Administration, healthcare providers, and community leaders from around the country.  The ‘Come to the Table’ summit was a huge success. On November 14, the next summit in the series will be held at The Carter Center in Atlanta. [READ MORE]

Hands-on Training Produces Delicious Results for PVOs and USPB

Submitted by Tammie Hettermann, on behalf of US Potato Board

By merely combining fresh local tomatoes, onions, cabbage, and curry with US dehydrated mashed potatoes, a team of workshop participants from multiple private voluntary organizations (PVOs) created a dish they called “Ethiopian Delight” – and took top honors in a friendly contest organized by the United States Potato Board (USPB). [READ MORE]


No Kid Hungry in the Summer: The Case for Improving Summer Meals through CNR

Lucy Melcher, Associate Director, Advocacy, Share Our Strength

Summer is the hungriest time for children from low-income families. Consider this: the average low-income family spends $300 a month more on groceries during the summer months. These families are already struggling to get by, and lack of access to summer meals puts additional pressure on their already limited finances. [READ MORE]

Apply to #Get5Give5 and Fight Hunger on Your Hometown

Maria Belding, on Sodexo Insights


I was in tears. I tried to keep myself together, especially in front of all of those people, but I was rapidly losing my composure. I just finished speaking on a panel at my first national hunger summit, and I had been quite nervous before it began. I wasn’t crying because of how I’d spoken; the speech was fine. Even through my suppressed panic, I had managed to explain MEANS, the database program I was trying to start to help local food shelves communicate with each other and significantly reduce waste from oversized donations, and the Guide to Food Drives, a document I’d co-written with a friend for use in high schools.  No, what I’d said wasn’t why I was crying – I was in tears over what had happened right after I turned away from the microphone. [READ MORE]


Alliance to End Hunger Expands Staff

Rebecca Hamel Joins as Director of Development

Washington, DC – On October 1, the Alliance to End Hunger announced the expansion of its staff with the appointment of Rebecca Hamel as Director of Development. Ms. Hamel has over twenty years of experience generating revenue for both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Her background in international strategic marketing with Feld Entertainment (Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus) informs her ability to collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders and sectors to identify and cultivate areas of mutual interest that advance sustainable social impact in the US and globally. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:

November 14: Atlanta, GA
Come to the Table Atlanta Regional Summit
The Alliance to End Hunger and ProMedica will be co-hosting the second of a series of regional Come to the Table summits in Atlanta, GA. 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.
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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