U.S. Anti-Hunger Efforts Reflected by Congressional Hunger Center
On February 22, the Congressional Hunger Center hosted a gathering of 50 staff and Hunger Fellows to look at their achievements over the decades in addressing hunger in the United States. A key topic was success in promoting local legislation to provide free meals in schools, and to build the momentum for free meals to be universal. Successful messages included “hungry children can’t learn” as well as fighting stigma and helping children access the bounty of locally produced foods.
This webcast can be viewed at the CHC site.
The Congressional Hunger Center, based in Washington, DC, sponsors Hunger Fellows to be posted with a wide range of organizations involved in policy, research, advocacy, education and outreach. Founded in 1993, it has trained and supported hundreds of Fellows around the U.S. and around the world.
Reviewed by Steve Hansch
World Hunger News
For the past 40 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.