Beyond Hunger: Real People, Real Solutions
In order to reignite a national dialogue on hunger and poverty in America, and to ensure that legislators are discussing it and reporting on what they will do about it, the Center for Hunger-Free Communities hosted its first annual national conference on hunger and poverty, Beyond Hunger: Real People, Real Solutions, in May 2012. Conference participants consisted of researchers, anti-hunger advocates, government representatives, government officials, public health experts, philanthropists, members of the media, and most importantly, those who had experienced hunger and poverty first-hand.
The conference brought together 350 attendees including media reporters, academics, advocates, researchers, international leaders, and government officials with the true experts – those individuals who know hunger and poverty first-hand.
Conference Program and Outcomes of the conference:
On day three of the conference, the attendees voted on a nine-part Call to Action to mobilize and advocate locally and nationally to bring about an end to hunger in the United States. Please stay tuned for our upcoming interactive Wiki to join the dialogue and find your place in carrying our Call to Action forward.
List of speakers confirmed for Beyond Hunger: Real People, Real Solutions as of April 10, 2012.
The Center for Hunger-Free Communities is hosting its first national conference to change the way we think about and act on hunger in the U.S. The conference will bring together media reporters, academics, advocates, researchers, international leaders, and government officials with the true experts – those who know hunger and poverty first-hand.
Provides an overall view of three-day conference timeline and organization.