Child Nutrition Reauthorization National Call-in Day
Jun 23 all-day
Child Nutrition Reauthorization  National Call-in Day

Nearly 16 million children in America face hunger. As parents and educators, doctors and nutritionists, religious and business leaders, and early childhood and anti-hunger advocates we believe that every child should have access to the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and thrive.  The federal child nutrition programs are critical supports for low-income children in need. Tell Congress to invest in our children and take action on a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

Make your voice heard on June 23! 

  1. Call this toll-free hotline at 888-398-8702.
  1. Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
  1. State that you are a constituent and give your name and your hometown.
  1. Let them know you are calling about the child nutrition programs and deliver this important message:

“On September 30, the child nutrition bill will expire, and it’s time Congress got to work. As your constituent, I ask you to pass a strong child nutrition bill that invests in and improves child nutrition programs so that our nation’s kids have the fuel they need to grow up healthy and succeed.”

  1. Dial back in to make sure you speak with both of your Senators and your Representative

You can also visit www.feedingamerica.org/CNRAction to call Congress directly.

Amplify your voice by sharing your action on social media.

Sample Tweets

  • 16 million children in the US face hunger. Call Congress today to make sure no child goes hungry. http://bit.ly/1FM4KKW #CNR2015
  • Healthy kids = healthy leaders. Tell Congress to strengthen programs that get healthy #nutrition4kids in #CNR2015. http://bit.ly/1FM4KKW

 Continue the conversation while your members are home for the July 4th recess! 

For more information on how you can stay involved, contact Eleni Towns etowns@feedingamerica.org, or visit www.feedingamerica.org/CNRAction.

The Role of Youth in Global Food Security Solutions @ Alliance to End Hunger
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

IMG_4481Please 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.

Webinar: Advocacy & Service-Focused Nonprofits: Challenges and Opportunities
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Who Should Attend:
  • Leaders in Hunger-Fighting Organizations
  • Leaders of Volunteer Engagement
  • Volunteer Program Managers
  • Those interested in Advocacy
Standing Up for Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids @ Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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.

The Hunger Advocate’s Toolkit Workshop @ Iowa Hunger Summit-Des Moines Downtown Marriott
Oct 13 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings @ Alliance to End Hunger
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Alliance to End Hunger Membership and Board Meetings @ Alliance to End Hunger | Washington | District of Columbia | United States


March 10, 2016

8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. 

425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20024

8:30 a.m. – Coffee & Breakfast 

9:00 a.m.  – Welcome by Marv Baldwin, Board Chair 

9:05 a.m. – Membership Meeting (cont’d)

11:30  – Lunch 

1:00 p.m.   Board Meeting   

3:00 p.m.  – Reception

Diagnosis: Hunger @ Westin New York Times Square
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Diagnosis: Hunger @ Westin New York Times Square | New York | New York | United States

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 bpetee@rootcausecoalition.org

Trends in Global Food Security: Findings from the 2016 Global Food Security Index @ 385 Russell Senate Office Building
Jun 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Trends in Global Food Security: Findings from the 2016 Global Food Security Index @ 385 Russell Senate Office Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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.

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Hunger Free Communities Summit @ Omni Severin Hotel
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Alliance to End Hunger Annual Meeting, Board Meeting & Reception @ Alliance to End Hunger
Oct 27 all-day
Alliance to End Hunger Annual Meeting, Board Meeting & Reception @ Alliance to End Hunger | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Annual Meeting & Board Meeting

8:30 A.M.—12:30 P.M.:  Membership Meeting

12:30 P.M. — 1:30 P.M.: Lunch

1:30 P.M. –3:30 P.M.: Board Meeting* 

3:30 P.M.—5:00 P.M.:  Reception


*All members and guests are invited to attend the board meeting; however, only members of the board may vote. Thank you.