October 26, 2017
The Membership Meeting, held in the morning, is open to all members of the Alliance to End Hunger. The board…
Please join the Alliance to End Hunger, Fabretto Children’s Foundation, National 4-H Council, and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) for a special panel discussion entitled “The Role of Youth in Global Food Security Solutions.”
Fabretto, National 4-H and CRSF partnered together to offer a two-way youth development exchange program using sports and project-based learning for students in rural Nicaragua. In Spring 2015, the first phase of the program trained teachers and students in sports programs and positive youth development in Nicaragua. In the second phase, 20 exemplary Nicaraguan students and 6 teachers will travel to the U.S. in mid-August to participate in the National 4-H Council and CRSF Youth Leadership Camps.
The panel discussion will conclude the visit to the U.S. and offer first hand perspective on food security and youth empowerment in rural communities, as well as immediate outcomes, conclusions, and potential next steps. Moderated by Rebecca Middleton, COO of the Alliance to End Hunger, panelists will include:
- Kevin Marinacci, President of Fabretto Children’s Foundation
- Johana Alvarado Chevez, a Fabretto student
- Carmen Aguirre Estrada, a Fabretto tutor
- A Maryland 4-H’er (to be named).
Light refreshments will follow.
Engaging in advocacy work to support the direct service work your organization does is an important part of creating long-term solutions in your community. But, engaging in advocacy work can be confusing and scary – How can 501 (c) 3 organizations do this type of work while ensuring that they’re not putting their tax-exempt status in jeopardy? What if resources are tight? Where do you start?
Join us for a frank and informative conversation with Abby Levine, Legal Director of the Bolder Advocacy Initiative for the Alliance for Justice, Minerva Delgado, Director of Coalitions & Advocacy for the Alliance to End Hunger, and Meredith Dodson, Director of U.S. Poverty Campaigns for RESULTS as we discuss what advocacy is, why it’s important, and how your organization can make good use of the opportunities advocacy provides.
The presenters will share their success stories, resources, and toolkits followed by a moderated conversation led by Jennifer Bennett.
- Leaders in Hunger-Fighting Organizations
- Leaders of Volunteer Engagement
- Volunteer Program Managers
- Those interested in Advocacy
Greater Chicago Food Depository, Bread for the World and Alliance to End Hunger invite you to discuss how you can help move Congress to protect and improve nutrition programs for children and families. Learn the basics of organizing and advocacy and discuss current opportunities for Congress to improve the nutrition of children and families.
What comes to mind when you think of the word “advocacy?” Who is involved? What activities constitute advocacy? Who is an advocate? All of these questions may have broader definitions, implications, and applications than someone may think. Join the Alliance to End Hunger as advocacy is discussed on a personal, organizational, and community-wide level. Learn how you can do your own small or large part to advocate for a nation free from hunger, and explore a newly-released “Advocacy Playbook” that can help guide anti-hunger workers into anti-hunger advocates.
Please mark your calendar to attend a regional summit on addressing hunger as a health issue on April 4, 2016 at the Westin New York Times Square in New York, NY. Hosted by The Root Cause Coalition and Alliance to End Hunger.
There are clear associations between food insecurity and poor health status among children, adults and seniors, and our goal is to ensure this topic is better understood and made a priority across the healthcare industry. While the human toll from hunger remains incalculable, one estimate puts related healthcare costs nationwide at a staggering $130.5 billion per year.
This summit will feature perspectives from an array of experts, including keynote speakers: Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-2), Administrator Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ken Anderson, DO, MS, CPE, Chief Operating Officer, Health Research & Educational Trust, American Hospital Association.
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.
For questions, please contact Barbara Petee, executive director, The Root Cause Coalition at 419-469-3894 or email@example.com.
Please join DuPont, the Alliance to End Hunger, and The Economist Intelligence Unit for a congressional briefing:
Trends in Global Food Security: Findings from the 2016 Global Food Security Index
The event will feature a special report on the findings from the 2016 Global Food Security Index, a dynamic tool created by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by DuPont, that considers the core issues of food affordability, availability and quality across a set of 113 countries. The briefing will also feature an expert discussion on the global state of food security and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Visitors should enter through Constitution Avenue & First Street NE.
Assessing racial equity within your organization is often the first step in including equity in your anti-hunger advocacy work.
This webinar aims to provide some background information around the connections between hunger and race, resources to assess racial equity within your organization and a testimonial from an Alliance member who has had success with including an equity lens in their work.
The presenters for this session include Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Senior Fellow, Racial Wealth Divide at CFED and Shannon Maynard, Executive Director at the Congressional Hunger Center.
Subsequent webinars will focus on hunger & racial equity messaging and advocacy.