Sustenance Summer 2010

Sustenance, the CHC newsletter, features articles that highlight the work of Emerson and Leland Hunger Fellows’ experiences in the field and during the policy portion of their fellowships. In addition, Sustenance covers CHC staff and partner organizations advocacy efforts and special projects.

Annual Report 2010

The Congressional Hunger Center publishes an annual report as a summary of CHC’s yearly activities and to report our fiscal year revenue and expenditures. 

Girmay Zahilay

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: City Harvest (New York City, NY) Girmay documented the obstacles to healthy food access in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, by interviewing community members and analyzing existing data on diet related illness.  He also spearheaded … Read more

Sarah Shubitowski

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Manna Inc. (Nashville, TN) Sarah worked to build partnerships with organizations serving immigrant and refugee communities to increase participation in the Food Stamp program. She conducted outreach at community events and through live radio shows … Read more

Tim Shadix

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: California Association of Food Banks (Oakland, CA) Tim researched SNAP/food stamps outreach, application assistance, and online application programs in California to document diverse and innovative strategies for increasing SNAP enrollment through the expansion of “out-of-office” … Read more

Etan Newman

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (San Jose, CA) Etan worked to identify barriers that prevent eligible residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties from accessing the Food Stamp … Read more

Patrice Mobley

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New Orleans Food and Farm Network (New Orleans, LA) Patrice compiled curriculum materials for an urban agricultural entrepreneurship training pilot program. She also conducted interviews with community members and local experts on the extensive history of … Read more

Megan Mills-Novoa

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New Mexico Community Foundation (Albuquerque, NM) Megan worked with middle school students to organize around issues of nutrition, wellness and hunger within their schools. She facilitated a youth photo project that explores how food informs … Read more

Meisha McDaniel

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: DC Hunger Solutions (Washington, DC) Meisha conducted an analysis of senior hunger in the District of Columbia by assessing the capacity of federal nutrition programs to reach elderly populations at risk of hunger. Based on … Read more

Sarah Lyons

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New York City Department of Health (New York City, NY) Sarah worked with the Healthy Bodegas Initiative to reduce disparities in healthy food access.  She created a toolkit for the Adopt-a-Bodega program, which connects community organizations and … Read more

Donna Leuchten

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Hunger Task Force (Milwaukee, WI) Donna evaluated the impact of the School Supper program in the Milwaukee Public School District’s after-school programs. She collected information from staff, children, and parents, examined the structure of the … Read more