Announcing the 2024 Summer Seminars

Academy, Zero Hunger

Around the world, an estimated three quarters of a billion people face chronic hunger.1 In the United States, nearly one in eight households experienced food insecurity at some point in 20222.

While hunger is an enormous problem, at the Congressional Hunger Center we believe it’s a problem that can be solved. But in order to be part of the solution, you must first understand the root causes of hunger, and the power of public policy to address or exacerbate them.

That’s where the Zero Hunger Summer Seminars come in. Each summer, the Congressional Hunger Center brings leading experts together in a series of online seminars that cover food insecurity, poverty, and hunger, both domestically and globally. The seminars are an efficient way to train new volunteers, staff members and colleagues about the root causes of hunger, effective solutions, and advocacy. They are also perfect for summer interns and college students seeking to expand their knowledge and skills as anti-hunger advocates. All seminars are free to attend and recorded for later review.

The Summer Seminars will start on June 12, 2024 at 11 am (EST) and will conclude with presentations from our Zero Hunger Interns on July 31, 2024. Topics of this year’s sessions include power and privilege in international development, storytelling for effective advocacy, an introduction to domestic hunger policy, and much more.

Confirmed 2024 Speakers

(More speakers coming soon!)

Minerva Delgado
Minerva Delgado

Director, Coalitions & Advocacy
Alliance to End Hunger

Ann Hendrix-Jenkins

Ann Hendrix-Jenkins

Facilitation, Social Learning, Strategy, Systems Change
Better Together Consulting

Ellen Teller

Ellen Teller

Chief Government Affairs Officer
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

Arthurine Walker

Arthurine Walker

Director of Learning
Congressional Hunger Center

Samantha Wood

Samantha Wood

Senior Field Organizer
National Alliance to End Homelessness


With so many great speakers and discussions in store, you won’t want to miss a minute. Get enrolled today to save your spot and join us for the kickoff on June 12!

Questions about the Zero Hunger Summer Seminars? Contact our Partnerships & Outreach Manager Liz Pearce at [email protected].

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation for their generous support of the Zero Hunger Summer Seminars.




  1. “A Global Food Crisis,” World Food Program. []
  2. “Food Security in the U.S., Interactive Charts and Graphs,” USDA []

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