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  • Michelle DeFreese
  • 8th Class, 2015-2017 Education and Experience: Michelle received her BSc degree in Anthropology at Rutgers University and studied abroad at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She completed an MA in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), University of Geneva in Switzerland. During her postgraduate studies, she completed internships… Read more

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Learn about CHC's policy and advocacy work.  We focus on  programs and policies that support food security around the globe, including the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, Feed the Future, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and federal Child Nutrition Programs. 


We work in coalition with many domestic and international anti-hunger organizations. Our initiatives, like the Roadmap to End Global Hunger, reflect this important collaboration

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News & Events

Rep. James P. McGovern Recognizes Work of Former Executive Director Ed Cooney
October 26, 2015
Washington, DC
Rep. James P. McGovern, CHC Board Chair, released a statement yesterday in tribute to the anti-hunger career of… Read more
8th Class of Leland Fellows Head to Field Sites
September 28, 2015 Washington, DC—The 8th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows completed their initial orientation and training last week. This… Read more

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