Addressing Hunger from Global to Local: Challenges and Solutions


August 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Location: 1350 I Street, N.W.
Fourth Floor Conference Room

Washington, DC 20005

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that one in nine people in this world suffer from chronic undernourishment, most of whom live in developing countries.  In 2016, an estimated 11 million people from developed countries are undernourished.  Join us at GMA to learn more about the state of hunger in the world today, what one GMA member company is doing to alleviate hunger worldwide, and how you can help feed hungry people right here in the D.C. area. 

Asma Lateef

The world has made dramatic progress in reducing hunger and poverty but in 2016, 792 million people were still suffering from hunger. Asma Lateef will provide an overview of issues related to global hunger and malnutrition. She will touch on progress made since 1990, U.S. leadership on hunger issues, challenges to future progress, particularly to achieving the goal of ending hunger by 2030, and what needs to be done to address those challenges.


John Ellenberger

Since its inception in 1981, Land O'Lakes International Development has led nearly 300 programs in 80 countries, which have helped millions of men and women in their journey out of poverty and food insecurity.  John Ellenberger will provide an overview on one program in particular that provided vulnerable groups with local food made by local food processors, and provided proof that new paradigms for food aid can be even more efficient and sustainable.


Hilary Salmon

21st Century Approaches to Hunger Relief in the Washington metro region and beyond.  I’ll provide an overview of hunger in our area and the food bank’s work. I also plan to speak to the Capital Area Food Bank’s work serving as a national voice for emphasizing nutrition as an essential part of hunger relief.


We will be hosting a food drive as part of the event benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank.  We encourage all attendees to bring something to contribute to the food drive! 


Cost: One Canned Good or One Package of Food