Alliance COO Middleton Joins the Community for Zero Hunger as an Advisor
June 18, 2014
Maria Belding, Alliance to End Hunger
Rebecca Middleton, COO of the Alliance to End Hunger, has joined the global initiative, Community for Zero Hunger as a high-level Adviser. Middleton will be working with multi-sectoral leaders in the fight against hunger, including those from the Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme, Heifer International, HarvestPlus, InterAction, 1,000 Days, the Government of Guatemala, Humanitas Global and many more.
The Community for Zero Hunger brings together individuals and organizations from across sectors to identify innovative, sustainable solutions in response to the multi-faceted UN Zero Hunger Challenge. This ambitious goal was put forth by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 and entails eliminating stunting in all children ages two or younger; ensuring 100% access to adequate food year-round for all people; encouraging all food systems to be sustainable,; elevating smallholder productivity and income by 100%; and ceasing the loss or waste of all food, all within our lifetime.
Middleton brings a unique and valuable perspective to the group, coming from a governmental background as a former public relations and policy expert. Before joining the Alliance in 2013, she served on the Congressional staff of Representative Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) and ran the Congressman’s 2000 re-election bid as his Campaign Manager, followed by 10 years with the government relations firm Cassidy and Associates.