About WHES & Hunger Notes


Mission Statement

For the past 43 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that

  • educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
  • advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
  • facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
  • promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.


Board of Directors


Peggy Carlson, Steve Hansch (Secretary), Antonio Gayoso, Ian Macnairn, Peter Morris, Sarah Polaski (Social Media Editor), Kathy Pomroy (Treasurer), and Abigail Price.

Past members of the Board include: Margie Ferris Morris, Maurice Boyd, Dan Campbell,  Robert Drinan, S.J., Philip Hesser, Nadira Kabir, Nicki Lagoudakis, David Langhaug, Marjorie Lueck, Janna Marchione, Cheng Qiu, Diane Ray, Gloria Scott, Dan Shaughnessy (Emeritus), Kathlin Smith, David Thompson, Elizabeth Whelan, Linda Worthington (Emeritus), Chuck Woolery, Sally Rey Parkinson, Lane Vanderslice, and Tom Zopf.

WHES Associates and contributors

WHES Associates and contributors, through their financial support, play a vital role in sustaining the World Hunger Education Service and Hunger Notes, making possible the Hunger Notes website and other activities. More information.

Hunger Notes

Hunger Notes is an online publication of WHES. In print for 25 years, Hunger Notes is, as of 2001, a web publication. The year 2017 marks the 42th year of its publication.

Patricia L. Kutzner (deceased 2015), Founder

WHES has an MOU with Cornell University Division of Nutritional Sciences.

WHES has approved consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Contact WHES or Hunger Notes

P.O. Box 29015
Washington, D.C. 20017

E-mail: info@worldhunger.org

Telephone: 202-579-0849

Hunger Notes welcomes letters, articles or op eds

Send to:

Editor, Hunger Notes
P.O. Box 29015
Washington, D.C. 20017

Or E-mail to: editor@worldhunger.org

Consultation before submitting op eds is encouraged.