What We Do

We invest in the development of emerging leaders in the movement to end hunger in the United States and around the world. We strive to engage leaders, especially leaders who have experienced hunger and poverty and leaders of color, in bridging the gap between field and policy, community and Congress, theory and practice.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program

A one-year program combining anti-hunger work in local communities across the United States with policy-level experience in Washington, D.C.

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Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program

A two-year program where participants learn professional and leadership skills while strengthening food and nutrition security around the world.

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Zero Hunger Internship

A ten-week summer program for college students and recent graduates to develop their leadership skills and gain on-the-job experience with anti-hunger organizations in Washington, D.C.

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Zero Hunger Academy

Our food security and leadership development curriculum is also available as an online learning experience for individuals or networks seeking to expand their knowledge on domestic and global hunger.

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Hunger Leadership Awards

Each year we honor outstanding leaders whose work is bringing us closer to a hunger-free world.

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Resources & Publications

We're a resource for proven, effective solutions to hunger. This searchable database is a one-stop shop for policymakers and community leaders alike looking for original research and innovative approaches to addressing hunger in their communities.

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Designed to build leaders

Our programs are designed around our eleven-point leadership capabilities model, which gives participants the foundational skills to create real and lasting change.

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