Sending Office: Honorable Chellie Pingree
Sent By:
Kelliann.Blazek@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague,

By now you have received an invitation to attend a briefing tomorrow in celebration of World Food Day.  We hope that you are able to participate in this important conversation from 3-4 pm in 1300 Longworth HOB.

 

Sincerely,

David Young                                                        Chellie Pingree

House Food Waste Caucus Co-Chair                 House Food Waste Caucus Co-Chair

 

Lynn Jenkins                                                        James P. McGovern

House Hunger Caucus Co-Chair                         House Hunger Caucus Co-Chair

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

in conjunction with

The Congressional Hunger Caucus and The Congressional Food Waste Caucus

invite you to a Congressional Briefing

 

Our Actions are Our Future:

Celebrate World Food Day

 

Wed, October 10, 2018

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Longworth House Office Building

 Room 1300

15 Independence Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20515

 

DESCRIPTION

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in conjunction with The Congressional Hunger Caucus and The Congressional Food Waste Caucus invite you to a congressional briefing in anticipation of World Food Day to
discuss triumphs and challenges on the path towards achieving Zero Hunger.

Featured Speakers:

Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO Liaison Office in North America

Carrie Calvert, Managing Director, Nutrition and Ag Government Relations, Feeding America

Gawain Kripke, Director of Policy and Research, Oxfam America

Moderated by Kimberly Flowers, Director, Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again. Today, over 821 million people are suffering from chronic undernourishment, according to the latest FAO report. Conflict, extreme weather events, economic slowdown, rapidly
increasing overweight and obesity levels, and increasing food loss and waste are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now is the time to get back on track. The world can achieve Zero Hunger if we join forces across nations,
continents, sectors, and professions, and act.

Zero hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food. To achieve it, we must adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, work with others, share our knowledge and be willing
to help change the world – for the better.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Nathan Rider at Nathan.Rider@fao.org.

 

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Agriculture, Foreign Affairs

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