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Wheatfields to the World: Oregon, Hunger, and Humanitarian Aid
May 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented as part of The Engage America: World Food Program USA Speaker Series, supported by The World Affairs Councils of America, World Food Program USA, with additional sponsorship from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
For more than 50 years, the United States has led the world in support for international food security programs. The U.S. was instrumental in creating the United Nations World Food Programme—2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the largest hunger-relief humanitarian organization—in the 1960s and today is its largest government donor. We’ll explore the U.S. legacy of food aid and anti-hunger advocacy, why it matters, and the dynamic role that American agriculture, particularly Oregon’s wheat industry, plays in helping to combat both domestic and global hunger.
Join us as we welcome Rebecca Middleton, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, World Food Program USA; Amanda Hoey, CEO of the Oregon Wheat Growers Commission/Oregon Wheat Growers League; Jeremy Everett, founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty for a rich and engaging discussion about global and domestic food insecurity and Oregon’s contributions to aid, hunger-relief, and the global food supply.