Eric Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger.

Barron Segar is President and CEO of World Food Program USA, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC, which proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme by mobilizing American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger. Its leadership and support help to bolster an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world. To learn more about World Food Program USA’s mission, please visit wfpusa.org/about-us.

World Food Program USA is a founding member of the Alliance to…


Tyrone Hanley is Senior Policy Counsel at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Tyrone was interviewed by the Alliance’s Michelle Nikfarjam of the Congressional Hunger Center’s Emerson National Hunger Fellowship program

Q: What does pride mean to you personally? And are you and your family doing anything special to celebrate?

Pride is my favorite time of the year. I love pride because it is a time when the LGBTQ community celebrates who we authentically are. I am extremely excited coming out of the pandemic to be able to be back in the community. I know everyone is feeling a greater…


By Eric Mitchell

A mobile clinic tests for malnutrition in Yemen.

Last week, leaders from the G7 countries came together in the seaside village of Carbis Bay, UK to commit to, among other things, increasing focus on nutrition. Specifically, the Biden Administration endorsed the G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Crises Compact, reaffirming U.S. commitment to provide $7 billion in humanitarian assistance, promote humanitarian access and civilian protection — including women and girls — through diplomatic action, and strengthen anticipatory and early action in conjunction with the UN and World Bank Group.

The White House also highlighted the global rise in poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, exacerbated by Covid-19 and…


By Eric Mitchell, Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger; and Tammy Boyd, JD, MPH Chief Policy Officer & Counsel at the Black Women’s Health Imperative

The pandemic has exacerbated the disparities in the nation’s health care system. According to Centers for Disease Control, 3 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. — or about 60% — are preventable. Yet the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among its peer countries — and the rate is rising. About 700 women die each year because of pregnancy or its complications. Additionally, Black women are three to four times…


Michelle Nikfarjam | Alliance to End Hunger

Indigenous people, scientists, activists, and academics alike have long warned of the intersecting nature of crises in the food system, climate, and social and economic inequity. Despite this, our modern food system has seen little change. As many argue, our current food system can be understood as ecologically narrow and highly dependent on outside inputs, while being extremely vulnerable to environmental and economic shocks; and now, as demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, prone to severe disruption by unforeseen crises.

Only in recent decades have we begun to truly understand the magnitude of impact…


By Minerva Delgado | Director of Coalitions and Advocacy | Alliance to End Hunger

On the eve of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, I shared a toast with celebrated feminist Gloria Steinem. Naturally, I wasn’t alone. I joined hundreds of women from across the country for the video event hosted by the ERA Coalition. We had lots to celebrate including the anticipated, historic inauguration of Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color on a winning presidential ticket.

In her own words, Vice President Harris expressed the importance of her election. “While I may be the first woman in this…


By Eric Mitchell | Executive Director | Alliance to End Hunger

In a food-rich nation like the United States, no one should go hungry. Yet more than 35 million Americans live in food insecure households — defined as the inability to obtain adequate nutritious food — and nearly 16 million are some of the most vulnerable, including children and seniors.

The pandemic shone a light on a fact that many of us already knew: Hunger serves as a signal for injustice — often driven by inequities related to race, religion, ethnicity, and gender. Black and Hispanic families are disproportionally more…

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The Alliance to End Hunger engages diverse institutions to build the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad.

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