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Admission Possible

Admission Possible is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping promising high school students from low income communities prepare for and earn admission to college. This year, students involved in Admission Possible had the opportunity to participate in a program called Make A Difference, consisting of a competitive food-drive in conjunction with a three week long fundraiser named “The War of 1400” for the 1400 students involved in the event.

Embarking on a Journey to End World Hunger

This past September, Alameda High School in California started a Hunger Awareness Leaders of Tomorrow (HALT) chapter at their school after Linh Phung, a Senior, came across the Action Against Hunger website.

“With the help of school announcements, our kind club sponsor Mr. Hardin and hours spent making posters to help publicize the club, our HALT chapter was finally up and running.

Online Community A-Twitter for Action Against Hunger

Even at a time when social networking sites are starting up and attracting users at an unprecedented rate, the emergence of Twitter stands alone as a web phenomenon.  Almost overnight, Twitter went from unknown to indispensible for millions of users with something to say. Action Against Hunger has used Twitter to keep our followers informed and involved virtually since its inception.  But while we’ve been tweeting for quite some time, the full potential of Twitter as a tool to connect people with their causes has only recently begun to show itself.

Marathon Runner Reflects on His Fundraising Experience

On May 17, 2009 Tad Fry’s decision to run the Cleveland Marathon came to fruition: it was finally race day. Through his training (physically, mentally, and nutritionally), Tad reinforced his appreciation for food and water and for the work of Action Against Hunger. His participation in our Athletes Against Hunger group allowed him to harness his dedication and enthusiasm to raise awareness and funds for Action Against Hunger’s life-saving work. After a successful event, Tad shared his story about the journey:

No Roll in the Park

This past summer, 21 year old Jack Sisson completed an inline skating excursion across the country to promote Action Against Hunger's life-saving programs. A Dartmouth '09 student, Sisson decided to break from the typical summer vacation to do something extraordinary: On June 10th, he set off on a 72-day journey from Yorktown, VA that took him through 10 states and 5 sets of in-line skate wheels.

The Youth Effect: Student Action Against Hunger

Students from all over the country have responded to global hunger’s growing prominence in the news—global food riots, the spike in food prices, and revised estimates that global hunger now affects 963 million people (up from 854 million a couple years ago). These headlines have moved America’s youth to take action in creative ways, whether forming service learning clubs at school, holding educational fundraisers such as ACF’s Fast for Awareness, or taking individual action to raise awareness and funds by skating across the U.S. for Action Against Hunger!

Hands 4 Hunger

Students at Clinton Township Middle School in New Jersey created a poignant learning activity on global hunger with a project called Hands 4 Hunger that symbolizes the 25,000 people who die every day from hunger-related causes. Students created a collage of 2,500 colorful hand-shaped cutouts, each representing 10 of these 25,000 fatalities. As a public display, the collage educates as well as impresses, providing facts about global hunger.

Two Pittsburgh Teens ‘Stuff their Faces’ for World Hunger

Here at Action Against Hunger we often get inquiries asking where people can send donations. So when our Student Outreach Fellow received an email from Charlie, a Pittsburgh teen, asking just that, she replied as she always does. She asked if he could tell us a little bit about the donation. Here is his surprising response:

Mother’s Day Gift Celebrates Motherhood Around the World

Looking for the perfect gift this mother’s day? Estella’s stylish Peanut Bracelet is a unique, life-saving gift: 100% of all profits go to Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to saving the lives of malnourished children while providing families with sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger.

Clinton Township Middle School Students Put their Hands Up for Hunger

Students from the Clinton Township Middle School of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, have joined forces with the global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger to raise awareness and support for crises around the world. Having studied the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, the students contacted Action Against Hunger—an agency working in Sudan—and commited to joining their national Race Against Hunger event later this Spring.

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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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