Advocacy at Rise Against Hunger
Looking for ways to make a BIG impact in the fight against world hunger? Rise Against Hunger seeks to engage Hunger Champions in supporting laws, policies and systems that will help end hunger by 2030. Our 2018 Public Policy Agenda aligns with U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #2: Zero Hunger. Advocacy is a pillar of our Pathways to End Hunger, and supports our long-standing mission to grow the movement to end hunger.
2018 Public Policy Priorities
Create Access to Early Childhood Nutrition for All
Around the globe, 160 million children suffer from chronic undernutrition, leaving them permanently impaired and vulnerable to disease. Recognizing that nutrition is critical in the fight against hunger, we are committed to advocating for early childhood nutrition for all. Proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can mean the difference between a promising future or one plagued by poor health and stunted growth — ultimately preventing families and communities from realizing their full potential.
Establish Sustainable Food Production Systems & Resilient Agricultural Practices
Acknowledging that agriculture is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, economic fluctuations, political instability and conflict, Rise Against Hunger advocates for policies that enable individuals to be resilient in the face of these challenges.
Secure Adequate Resources for Food Security Around the World
Rise Against Hunger supports the preservation and expansion of resources for policies and programs that promote food security around the world. These resources may include U.S. federal government spending as well as funding from other countries and international organizations.
Ready to Champion the Cause?
As an advocate, you’ll develop a greater awareness of hunger policy and the impact of advocacy as you gain the skills you need to take action. We’ll work to ensure that policy makers enact stronger, more effective hunger legislation.
Please sign our Advocacy pledge below. Let’s join our voices and urge our political leaders to make hunger, poverty and increased opportunity a priority. Together, we can create the political will to put the world on track to end hunger.
Become a Hunger Champion
All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.Samantha Power
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.William Faulkner
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.Martin Luther King, Jr.