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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.

Turning Wine Into Water

London, UK—Culinary luminaries Heston Blumenthal, Angela Hartnett, Fergus Henderson and Herbert Berger are combining their formidable forces this October to host the celebrated Action Against Hunger Fine Wine Auction and Dinner 2009.

Fergus Henderson, Chef Patron of Michelin-starred St John, has gamely posed naked in a wine-filled bath at the luxury Sanctum Soho Hotel, to capture the event’s theme of ‘turning wine into water’; illustrating that all funds raised from the event will help Action Against Hunger fight hunger and malnutrition worldwide.

Action Against Hunger Joins Sustainability Village at Gathering of the Vibes

For thirteen years, Gathering of the Vibes (GOTV) has brought together activists from different generations for a weekend of music, global awareness and camping. This year, Action Against Hunger has been invited to represent the international humanitarian community at the festival’s Sustainability Village.

Anderson Cooper Chosen for Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award

The global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International will honor award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper on December 2nd with its 9th annual Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award.

World Food Day 2008

About World Food Day

In November 1979, the member nations of the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations (FAO) established World Food Day at the Organization’s Twentieth General Conference. World Food Day, which occurs every year on October 16 to commemorate the anniversary of the FAO, is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, promote understanding, and encourage action against hunger.

Annual Benefit Nets $1 Million for Global Hunger Programs

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger raised $1.2 million at its annual benefit in New York on November 7th at Capitale. The event features the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award presented each year to an individual who has made a notable contribution to the humanitarian field. This year’s award went to acclaimed screenwriter, director, and Academy Award-nominee Terry George in recognition of his substantial humanitarian commitments.

Film Director Terry George to Receive Humanitarian Award

The humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger has announced that Academy Award nominee and film director Terry George will receive the 2007 Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. Mr. George will be honored for his long-standing humanitarian commitments, his steadfast support of Action Against Hunger, and the impact of Hotel Rwanda, his award winning depiction of the Rwandan genocide.

World Food Day: The State of Global Malnutrition

Since 1980 when the UN first celebrated World Food Day, October 16th has served as a day to “heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.” Action Against Hunger marks the day by renewing its call for governments, foundations, and private philanthropists around the globe to join us and our colleagues in our efforts to eliminate hunger.

Action Against Hunger Stages a Glittering Million-Dollar Gala

Action Against Hunger's annual fundraising gala in honor of World Food Day collected more than $1 million for the first time ever. The event was co-chaired by board members Alexis Azria and Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo.

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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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