Topic: How is hunger being addressed in innovative ways by individuals, organizations, communities as a whole, poverty-stricken communities, in remote areas?
MODERATOR: Rep. Jim McGovern
Maria Rose Belding, Founder/Director, MEANS Database; Student, American University
Elise Kendall, KinoSol Co-Founder, Student, Iowa State University
Gary Klopfenstein, Student, Ohio State University
Maria Rose Belding
Founder/Director, MEANS Database; Student, American University
KinoSol Co-Founder, Student, Iowa State University
Student, Ohio State Universit
Since his election in 1996, Congressman Jim McGovern has been widely recognized as a tenacious advocate for his district, a tireless crusader for change, and an unrivaled supporter for social justice and fundamental human rights.
Currently serving his ninth term in Congress, McGovern serves as the second ranking Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee, which sets the terms for debate and amendments on most legislation; and a member of the House Agriculture Committee. In those roles, McGovern has secured millions of dollars in federal grants and assistance for Massachusetts. McGovern is also co-chair of both the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the House Hunger Caucus. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition.