We are pleased to announce three leaders in government, philanthropy, and business who will speak at the Hunger Leadership Awards on July 20 in Washington, D.C.
Representative James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), our Board Chair, will introduce our Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Leadership Award to four Members of Congress who sponsored the bipartisan Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act. First elected to Congress in 1996, Representative McGovern currently serves as Chairman of the House Rules Committee and is a senior member of the House Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition and Oversight. He also serves as the Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and is the Democratic Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission – both of which monitor, investigate, and advocate on behalf of international human rights, the rule of law, and good governance.
C.D. Glin will speak on behalf of PepsiCo, one of two Harvester Sponsors of this year’s Hunger Leadership Awards and a longtime supporter of our Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship. “Everyone has a role to play in ending hunger,” said Mr. Glin, Vice President of PepsiCo Foundation and Global Head of Philanthropy for PepsiCo, “which is why PepsiCo is proud to work with the Congressional Hunger Center to gather bipartisan voices to champion shared solutions, such as the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge. It will take all of our collective efforts to address the hunger crisis, now and tomorrow.” Mr. Glin oversees the PepsiCo Foundation’s strategic direction and continued focus on increasing equitable access to food, water and economic opportunity in the communities where we live and work. Prior to joining PepsiCo, he served as President and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation.
Erika Baum will speak on behalf of General Mills, another Harvester Sponsor of the Hunger Leadership Awards and loyal supporter of the Congressional Hunger Center. General Mills’ philanthropy focuses on increasing food security, advancing regenerative agriculture, and strengthening communities. Ms. Baum has been at General Mills for more than 13 years and currently serves as their Washington Representative. “The Congressional Hunger Center plays a critical role in developing leaders and elevating policy discussions on this important issue,” said Lee Anderson, General Mills’ Vice President of Government Affairs. “General Mills is proud of our long-standing partnership and we look forward to celebrating the success of the Hunger Center together.”
The annual Hunger Leadership Awards bring together representatives from government, philanthropy, the private sector, and the wider anti-hunger community to recognize distinguished leaders who are working together toward a hunger-free future. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, this year’s awards ceremony will take place in person with unique volunteer and donation opportunities. In partnership with PepsiCo, guests will be able to pack backpacks full of nutritious food that will be delivered to DC Central Kitchen as part of Washington, D.C.’s summer meals program. Guests will also be invited to make a donation to the Congressional Hunger Center in honor of their own hunger leader – someone who has made a difference in the lives of those experiencing hunger – and display their tribute at the reception.
Founded in 1993 by a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, the Congressional Hunger Center fights hunger by developing leaders and advocating for public policies that will create a food-secure world. Through its Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship, Zero Hunger Internship, and online learning hub Zero Hunger Academy, the Hunger Center has trained more than 1,000 leaders working across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors toward a day when all people have access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food.
American Frozen Food Institute
Bread for the World
Bunge North America
Eric J. Steiner
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Karen Coble Edwards
National Corn Growers Association
National Farmers Union
National Grocers Association
North American Millers' Association
The Sugar Association
Edited July 18, 2022, to reflect a change in speakers’ schedules.