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Congressional Hunger Center
History and Background

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a unique non-profit anti-hunger leadership training organization located in Washington, DC. Our many friends and partners include Members of Congress, Hill staff who focus on hunger and poverty, and hundreds of hunger fighting organizations throughout the US and overseas. Members of Congress, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA), are the co-chairs of our board of directors, and exemplify our bipartisan approach to ending hunger.

Our primary program activities center upon the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program and its international counterpart, the Mickey Leland International Fellows Program. In both of these programs, a select group of fellows receive the skills, knowledge and experience to become effective anti-hunger leaders in the domestic and international arenas.

As a bi-partisan organization, we serve as a center where the anti-hunger community can discuss creative solutions to end domestic and international hunger. Center activities have included workshops on improving the nutritional quality of relief foods, Capitol Hill briefings on the role of biotechnology for improving food security, and administering an annual "Victory Against Hunger Award" program for domestic hunger organizations. Our quarterly newsletter provides updates on initiatives, grants and our programs. We welcome your support in fulfilling our mission and invite you to help us in the fight against hunger by making a donation.

CHC, a tax-exempt, 501 © (3) organization, is funded primarily through grants from foundations, donations from corporations and individuals, and through an appropriation from the US Congress to honor former Members of Congress Mickey Leland and Bill Emerson. We welcome your support in fulfilling our mission.

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