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#2030NOW: Imagining a Socially Good Future

Melinda Gates. Al Gore. Sir Richard Branson. These are just a few of the A-list thought leaders who convened at this week's Social Good Summit, a three-day conference where big ideas met new media (generating a tidal wave of tweets under the hashtag #2030NOW) to create innovative solutions. But it was one petite, pink-outfitted teenage girl whose voice was perhaps heard loudest of all: Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education.

Wear Your PJs: Action Against Hunger Launches First-Ever Virtual Gala

As the northeast continues its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, I’ve been struck by the collective spirit of resilience all around us—a spirit that can also be found at Action Against Hunger.

As many of you already know, cancelling our Annual Gala was a very difficult decision, but we’ve developed a terrific Plan B for you to experience—the silver lining in our storm cloud: Action Against Hunger’s first-ever Virtual Gala launches today, Monday 11/12.

Action Against Hunger Honors Weight Watchers International at Benefit Gala

On October 30th at its Annual Benefit Gala at Capitale in New York City, international NGO Action Against Hunger will honor its friends at Weight Watchers International with its 12th annual Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award.

Celebrate France Here in New York

Just like the Statue of Liberty, Action Against Hunger got its beginnings in France. To this day, we're proud of our French heritage, and we're thrilled to partner with incredible French companies to put on events that honor our roots while raising money for our lifesaving work. 

Hungry for Haute Street Food? Come to The Great Gathering of Chefs!

Next Tuesday, June 5th, 150 of the best chefs in New York City will converge at The Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan for the 8th Annual Great Gathering of Chefs, where they’ll sign the first 100 copies of the new cookbook Street Eats by food photographer extraordinaire Alan “Battman” Batt. This year’s book unites exquisite photography with delectable recipes from some of the world’s most distinguished chefs, including Eric Ripert, Michael White, Daniel Boulud, Shaun Hergatt, David Burke and Emeril Lagasse. The foreword was written by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

PBS Newshour Features Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Honoree

Dr. Hans Rosling, recipient of Action Against Hunger’s 2011 Humanitarian Award, was the subject of a fascinating profile on PBS Newshour Monday night. We’re happy to report that PBS did not miss the chance to feature Dr. Rosling’s affiliation with Action Against Hunger! In case you missed it, we’ve embedded the video below.

NYC Fall Foodie Events

If you're in the New York area, we've got three amazing foodie events during the month of September for you to sink your teeth into. A portion of proceeds from each of these events benefits Action Against Hunger, so tie on a bib and mix some philanthropy with fun!

Action Against Hunger Gala to Honor Humanitarian

NEW YORK, NY—In recognition of his long-standing commitment to the battle to eradicate rural poverty and hunger, Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), will receive the annual Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award on November 4th at the organization’s Annual Benefit Gala at Capitale in New York City.

Action Against Hunger to Honor Humanitarians

New York, NY—In recognition of their extraordinary efforts on behalf of distressed communities around the world, Procter & Gamble and Wall Street Journal reporters Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman will receive the annual Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award on November 18th. For the first time, Action Against Hunger | ACF International will honor a corporation for its philanthropic commitments in addition to awarding the prize to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the humanitarian field.


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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