The number of people struggling with hunger around the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America stands at 795 million. Forty-nine million Americans – nearly one in seven – are food insecure, including 16 million children.
CHC believes that creating a food secure world requires both effective programs and good public policies and is committed to furthering the integration of practice and policy to achieve sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.
CHC staff work closely with government agencies, Congressional offices, anti-hunger organizations, corporations, and foundations to create awareness and visibility around hunger in the United States and around the world. We advocate for effective public policies as well as adequate funding for successful food security programs, often in coalition with both non-profit and for-profit entities. Most important, CHC trains and mobilizes new voices in the fight against hunger through the Emerson and Leland Hunger Fellows Programs.
Our Leland and Emerson Fellows bring a practical perspective to our advocacy work through their fellowship experiences and continue to inform our policy positions as alumni. Our fellows and alumni also provide critical insight on how to best connect grassroots need and national policy efforts.
CHC also works in close partnership with allied organizations to shape policy initiatives to end hunger. CHC’s currently participates in several advocacy coalitions: