20th Class Emerson Fellow Field Placements


CHC welcomed the 20th class of Emerson Hunger Fellows to Washington D.C. for their field training in August.  These 16 leaders came together to learn about hunger and poverty in the U.S. and prepare for 6 months in the field.  … Read more

Bipartisan Global Food Security Act Introduced

On July 25, Representatives McCollum, Schock and McGovern introduced the Global Food Security Act. This bipartisan bill is a positive step forward in building the political will needed to end global hunger and malnutrition in this generation. The Act sets … Read more

Announcing the 7th Class of Leland Fellows


We are excited to announce the 7th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows who will serve from September 2013 – August 2015! These 12 candidates were selected from more than 430 applications. It was an exceptionally competitive pool of candidates, … Read more

2013 Awards Ceremony


Celebrating 20 Years of Fighting Hunger by Developing Leaders Celebrate Accomplishments – Honor Leaders – Recognize Our Partners Tuesday, May 14, 2013 – 6:30 pm US Botanic Garden On May 14, the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) honored Members of Congress … Read more

20th Class Emerson Fellows Announced


We are excited to announce the 20th Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows! These hunger-fighters and social justice leaders were selected from more than 420 applications. Thank you to those alumni, supervisors, and anti-hunger friends who served on the selections … Read more

Hunger Fellow Alumna Elected to Nebraska State Legislature

Kate Bolz, former CHC staff person and a member of the 8th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows (2001-2002)  has been elected to the Nebraska State Legislature.  She will represent the residents of southeast Lincoln’s 29th District. Kate currently works … Read more

CHC Executive Director Addresses Delta Grassroots Caucus

Ed Cooney, CHC’s Executive Director, addressed a news conference held by the Delta Grassroots Caucus at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, September 19th.  The panel included Senator Mark Pryor and Senator John Boozman, both of Arkansas, and provided support for … Read more

Hunger Center Honors Members of Congress

On June 7, 2012 the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) honored Members of Congress in the fight to end hunger and poverty. Our distinguished honorees were chosen for their leadership in fighting hunger in the United States and around the world. We … Read more