The mission of the Congressional Hunger Center is to develop, inspire, and connect leaders, and advocate for public policies that create a food secure world. The Hunger Center envisions a world without hunger and poverty where every person can achieve their full potential because equitable systems exist to achieve financial freedom and full access to healthful, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods.
The Hunger Center is a leader in the movement to ensure access to food as a basic human right for all people. They create and nurture a community of innovative and inspiring leaders who act as change agents, bridging the gap between grassroots efforts and national and international public policy to create a food secure world. The Hunger Center prioritizes putting the people most affected by hunger at the center of their work and becoming more equitable in their practices. They do this through leadership development, network building, and advocacy. Across those three pillars, the Hunger Center applies an equity lens and focus on bridging field and policy perspectives.
During the past 25 years, the Hunger Center has successfully graduated 595 alums from its Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Programs, which have collectively built the capacity of nearly 250 frontline poverty organizations in 47 states and U.S. territories and more than 40 countries. The power of the Hunger Center’s alum network is boundless, with 75% of Hunger Fellowship alums continuing to work for the social good at leading organizations in the US and abroad. This year, the Hunger Center launched their new program, Zero Hunger Initiative. The initiative engages current college students with an online learning experience, paid summer internship program, and campus network, all backed by the Hunger Center’s decades of content knowledge and experience from their flagship Hunger Fellowships.
To learn more about the Congressional Hunger Center and how their Fighting Hunger by Developing Leaders visit https://www.hungercenter.org/about/.