Center and Witnesses Featured on White House Website
March 8, 2012
March 8, 2012
We have great news to share! The White House is featuring the Center for Hunger-Free Communities as a Champion Nonprofit on their website this week.
Please join us in celebrating this success and the great work of Witnesses to Hunger in their efforts to share their stories, experiences and lives with policymakers and the public for the greater good of ending hunger and poverty in the US.
In addition, last week I was fortunate to be invited to the White House to meet with staff from the Office of Public Engagement to discuss hunger in America and the efforts underway to address this national public health crisis. Also this past Friday, I along with Witnesses to Hunger, Angela S. and Nadja B., participated in aWhite House Community Partnership Summit in Philadelphia, in which regional leaders gathered to discuss a diversity of issues facing their community that can be addressed through partnerships.
In both White House events, we raised the importance of developing and implementing a national plan to end hunger. During his 2008 presidential campaign, President Obama committed to having a national plan to end child hunger by 2015. We and the many anti-hunger and anti-poverty organizations around the country are ready to support the President in this plan as it develops.