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Friday, April 08, 2011

Update to the Community and Call to Action with Commissioner Judy Dodge and Ambassador Tony Hall, Alliance to End Hunger

In 1993, Ambassador and former Congressman Tony Hall, went on a 22 day water-only fast to protest proposed budget cuts and the elimination of the only Congressional committee that worked to reduce hunger. He was successful in drawing attention to these issues with very powerful results.

Today, on behalf of the poor and the hungry, Ambassador Hall is fasting again and calling for those who share his concern to join him.

Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge invites you to attend an update to the community from Ambassador Hall, Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger. Ambassador Hall will share insights as he continues his hunger fast to raise public awareness about the issues of our most vulnerable citizens, globally and locally.

“There are 50 million hungry Americans, 17 million of them are children,” states Ambassador Hall. “They didn’t get us into this mess, and hurting them is not the way out of it. We shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of poor people.”

Commissioner Dodge will also present information on the current local initiatives addressing hunger issues in our community.

Montgomery County is focusing efforts in a Food Policy Coalition to identify and propose solutions to improve local or state food systems, stimulate economic development, and make food systems more environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically viable.

Plan to join us on Friday, April 15th, 2011, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, at the House of Bread, 9 Orth Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45406.

Please RSVP to Emily Jackson at, or 225-6470, by Wednesday, April 13, 2011.


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