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Volume 8 Issue 7   July/August 2015


South Sudan's Women Champion Farming for their Families in Tarkeka with Islamic Relief

Nada Shawish, Islamic Relief USA

"Our women are working hard. It is a burden on our women, they are digging and planting and they need support or they will not survive," said Mary, the South Sudan representative that accompanied us to Tarkeka. [READ MORE]

Sodexo Heroes Advocate on Capitol Hill for Hungry

Jessica Montoya, Sodexo

On June 16, Sodexo's Heroes of Everyday Life took their message to Capitol Hill that people in our country are hungry, especially children. For  the past 16 years, Sodexo and the Sodexo Foundation have honored employees who fight hunger in their communities. [READ MORE]

Pride and Progress in El Salvador

Michelle Stormzand, Convoy of Hope

A 90-minute drive away from El Salvador's bustling capital city, the paved serpentine highway gives way to a bumpy dirt road. The sale sea air wafts on the wind like a mild perfume. Women stand knee deep in a creek and scrub laundry with bars of soap that leave a milky trail snaking downstream. [READ MORE]

Tackling Food Insecurity One Garden at a Time

Bernadette Arthur, Communications First Association on behalf of We Grow Food

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, a group of eager rain-soaked volunteers gathered together with community members of the Cordova Park neighbourhood garden. This is the second neighbourhood garden that community group, We Grow Food, has helped install with neighbours in as many years. [READ MORE]

Why Invest in Nutrition? It's Smart Economics

Elisa Wilkinson, The Hunger Project

Logically, investing in nutrition should be a no-brainer. People who receive adequate nutrition not only live healthier lives, but also live more productive lives. Despite this common knowledge, the amount of development aid spent on combating malnutrition globally is equal to only 1% or $0.25-.3 billion annually. [READ MORE]

Two Ways You Can Advocate for the Hungry to Congress in 2015

Rick McNary, Outreach, Inc.

On behalf of the Advocacy Committee for  the Alliance to End Hunger, we want to inform you of two important bills in front of Congress this year intended to fight hunger. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Act focuses on domestic hunger while the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) focuses on international hunger. Furthermore, we ask for your support on these pieces of legislation. [READ MORE]

Partnership Opportunity Available for Food Skills Education

Duke Storen, Share our Strength

Families on a tight budget report that the cost of healthy groceries is their biggest barrier to making healthy meals at home. But we know that with the right skills, shopping for and preparing healthy food doesn't have to break the bank. As part of Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, Cooking Matters is a free program that helps families shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget. [READ MORE]

Join A Celebration of Service on 9/11 by Packaging 1 Million Outreach Program Meals with AARP for the Hungry in DC

Rick McNary, Outreach, Inc.

Would you like to engage your family, employees, staff, and volunteers in a practical way to help the hungry? You can be a part of 8,000 volunteers needed on Friday, Sep. 11, from 8:00-4:00. In one day, volunteers will package 1 million domestic meals for hungry seniors, veterans and first responders in Wasington, DC. [READ MORE]

100-Mile Hunger Walk Steps Out This September

Diana Muresa, Church World Service

Imagine a global walk in which ordinary people around the world join in the effort to raise funds and awareness for hunger. The 100-Mile Walk is an annual event that raises awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world. [READ MORE]

Time for Youth to Take Childhood Hunger and Nutrition Personally

Alexis Leary, Sodexo

As the summer winds down, so does my internship. I can't help but wonder what college is going to be like when I return. Who's going to be living in my residence halls? How long is the walk to my first class? What will my senior year be like? [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events:

September 11, Washington DC
Join AARP, Outreach and Others to Pack 1 Million Meals

Would you like to engage your family, employees, staff, and volunteers in a practical way to help the hungry? You can be a part of 8,000 volunteers needed on Friday, Sept. 11, from 8:00 – 4:00. In one day, volunteers will package 1 million domestic meals for hungry seniors, veterans and first responders in Washington, DC. The event will take place on the National Mall at the JFK Hockey Field, located between the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial, beside the Reflecting Pool. Learn more and volunteer!

October 7-9, Waco, Texas
Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit
The Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit is an opportunity for leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity. The Summit provides evidence-based research and best-practice models for groups and organizations working in these fields. Summit speakers and attendees come from a wide range of backgrounds, areas of service and fields of study, each bringing a unique perspective to our collective effort. Learn More and Register.

October 14-16, Des Moines, IA
2015 Borlaug Dialogue
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 15th. Learn more and register at

October 22, Washington, D.C.
Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings
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. For information on the meetings, contact Jennifer Simpson at

October 22, Washington DC
Alliance to End Hunger 10th Anniversary Celebration
Join the Alliance to End Hunger to celebrate our 10th year of building the will to end hunger at home and around the world. The celebration will be held at 3:30pm, after the Alliance's board meeting. To learn more, email
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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