22nd Class Emerson Hunger Fellow Policy Placements


We are excited to announce the policy placements for the 22nd Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows! See below for a list of the policy sites where Fellows are working. Emerson Fellow Policy Site Host Organization Ashley Blackwell Center for American Progress Wesley Gaddie … Read more

8th Class of Leland Fellows Head to Field Sites


Washington, DC—The 8th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows completed their initial orientation and training last week. This training, a week-long series of lectures and discussions, prepares the fellows for their one-year field placement in Africa, Latin America or … Read more

Anti-Hunger Leaders Honored at 2015 Awards Ceremony

The Congressional Hunger Center‘s 2015 Awards Ceremony, June 3rd at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., recognized five outstanding leaders in the fight against domestic and global hunger. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), receiving the Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland … Read more

Announcing the 8th Class of Leland Fellows!


We are thrilled to announce the 8th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows who will serve from September 2015 – August 2017! These 12 candidates were selected from an exceptionally competitive pool of candidates, and we are proud of the … Read more

2015 Awards Ceremony


The Congressional Hunger Center held its annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Award recipients were: Representative Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), receiving the Bill Emerson & Mickey Leland Hunger Leadership Award Representative Lynn Jenkins … Read more

Leland Fellow Samantha Alvis Honored with AIARD Award


Samantha Alvis, current Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of Association for International Agriculture & Rural Development (AIARD) Young Professional Award. From AIARD’s website: “The YPA was established in 1990 to recognize early career … Read more

Global Food Security Act introduced in the Senate

Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) on May 7 introduced S.1252, the Global Food Security Act. This bill, a companion to H.R.1567 that passed the House Foreign Relations Committee on April 23, would “authorize a comprehensive strategic approach … Read more