National Service Agency, USDA and White House to Announce Administration Anti-Hunger Initiative

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Nov 23, 2009

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Listen to the recording of the conference call (5.95 MB MP3)
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Washington, DC—Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Special Assistant to the President Joshua DuBois will hold a conference call to launch the United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor initiative to address hunger on Tuesday, November 24 at 10:30 am.

Feed A Neighbor is part of President Obama's national call to service initiative, and challenges all Americans to help feed the more than 17 million households in this country who struggle to put food on the table. The Corporation will lead the initiative in collaboration with the USDA and the White House, as part of the Administration's efforts to reverse the trend of rising hunger and address the staggering statistics released by the USDA on hunger last week.

The USDA's 2009 Household Food Security Report revealed that the number of Americans who lack enough food is at its highest level since 1995, and national anti-hunger organizations have found that the need for emergency food assistance has skyrocketed and a large majority of them are turning people away because of the high demand. These findings underscore the need for an immediate and intensified response to combat hunger.

What:

Conference call to launch the United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor initiative

 

Who:

  • Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture
  • Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

 

When:

Tuesday, November 24
10:30 a.m., EST
    
Di
al In: 888-996-4913
Passcode: 44156

Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
sjwarfield@cns.gov

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