Fight Hunger 2022 – Sept. 28 is The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
On September 28, 2022, the White House will hold the first conference on hunger in over 50 years. Here are some ways to get involved in making hunger a thing of the past.
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health will take place in Washington, D.C., on September 28, 2022. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. EDT. The conference will be livestreamed here. Make sure to tune in to hear the administration’s National Strategy to address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health.
Before, during, and after September 28, organizations and individuals across the country are encouraged to raise awareness and drive action around the conference.
- Hold a watch party with your friends, colleagues, or others in your community.
- Host a town hall discussion, panel discussion, or other informal conversation.
- Contact your elected officials to let them know about the conference and about food insecurity in your community.
- Organize a day of service or volunteer drive.
- Work with teachers or clubs to organize a school event.
SHARE YOUR IDEAS AND STORIES
Using your voice is one of the most powerful and essential ways you can take action to end hunger in the U.S. The White House has set up a form to collect your thoughts, stories, and solutions for food insecurity.While the White House is organizing this conference, ending hunger in the U.S. will take effort across all sectors and all levels of government. Look up your federal, state, and local elected officials and ask them how they plan to be part of the solution to hunger in the U.S.
Sign up for email updates from the White House with news and details about the conference.
Share the news about the conference with your friends, family, and followers on social media using the hashtag #WHConfHungerHealth.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
The White House is holding the first conference on hunger in over 50 years, with a goal of ending hunger by 2030. The last conference elevated hunger as a national priority and sparked major improvements and expansions to the federal nutrition programs—food stamps (now SNAP), school meals, and WIC—paving the way to significant reductions in food insecurity for millions of individuals and families. But we still have a long way to go.This conference has the potential to reimagine our national priorities for how we address hunger. Now is the time for people who care to raise our voices, share our ideas and insights, and get involved in the movement to end hunger!
Led by several leading national anti-hunger organizations with a shared goal to promote participation in the White House Conference among anti-hunger advocates, especially those with personal lived experience with hunger and poverty.
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