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

CHC Executive Director Announces 2015 Retirement

CHC’s long-term Executive Director, Edward Cooney, has announced his plans to retire in September 2015. He shared the following news with the CHC Board of Directors and staff at the December 16, 2014 board meeting: “As I approach my 7th … Read more

“Hunger Exists Here” Mural Returns to CHC

The Congressional Hunger is excited to announce the return of “Hunger Exists Here: A National Message Mural.” The collaborative message mural was created by Cuban-American artist, attorney, and activist Xavier Cortada and the 11th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows … Read more

2014 Awards Ceremony


**Please note the change of date** Celebrate Accomplishments – Honor Leaders – Recognize Our Partners Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – 6:30 pm US Botanic Garden   On June 24, 2014 the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) will recognize two distinguished honorees … Read more

21st Class Emerson Fellows Announced


We are excited to announce the 21st Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows! These hunger-fighters and social justice leaders were selected from more than 385 applications. Thank you to those alumni, supervisors, and anti-hunger friends who served on the selections … Read more