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Abstract

A commentary on "Advancing Childhood Food Security Through Organizing Strategies" by Jon Singletary, Jeremy Everett, and Erin Nolen.

Key Take Away Points

  • The Texas Hunger Initiative is working to end childhood food insecurity in Texas by focusing on a unique combination of collaboration and infrastructure.
  • The Texas Hunger Initiative has achieved some promising early successes, and articulates a vision of the future that inspires hope.

Author Biography

Three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ambassador Tony P. Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights in the world. Ambassador Hall is the executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger, which engages diverse institutions in building the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad. The Alliance has more than 80 members -- corporations, non-profit groups, universities, individuals, and Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious bodies. Mr. Hall served as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, Italy, from 2002 to 2005. Prior to his diplomatic service, Mr. Hall represented the Third District of Ohio in the U.S. Congress for 24 years, their longest serving representative in history. A founding member of the Select Committee on Hunger, Mr. Hall served as its chairman from 1989 to 1993. In response to the abolishment of the Hunger Committee in April 1993, he fasted for 22 days to draw attention to the needs of hungry people in the United States and around the world. Mr. Hall founded and chaired the Congressional Hunger Center, a non-governmental organization committed to ending hunger through training and educational programs for emerging leaders.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Hall and his wife Janet live in Arlington, Virginia, where they raised two children.

A Response To:

Advancing Childhood Food Security through Organizing Strategies by Jon Singletary, Jeremy K. Everett, and Erin Nolen.