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Witnesses to Hunger is a powerful movement where the true experts on poverty – people with lived experience – share their expertise with the public, press, and policymakers.


Center for Hunger-Free Communities Director Mariana Chilton, PhD, and Witnesses to Hunger expert Tamara Santiago participated in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Bloomington, MN. 


A Hug from Paul Ryan follows Tianna Gaines-Turner, one of America’s working poor and a member of Witnesses to Hunger, after her testimony at the 2014 House Budget Committee’s “War on Poverty” hearing.


Philadelphia's City Council considered a resolution to hold "public hearings to examine the feasibility of having a pilot program in Philadelphia to feed needy children when schools are closed due to emergencies."  


On January 14th Witnesses to Hunger launched a site in Washington, DC in partnership with Martha's Table.  Seven strong women took pictures of their lives focusing on the theme identified by the Witnesses of food, housing, safety and violence, health, discrimination, and working parents.



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