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Hunger Awareness Leaders of Tomorrow (HALT)

Have you ever heard of HALT before? Well, HALT – Hunger Awareness Leaders of Tomorrow – is an Action Against Hunger affiliated student club, devoted to raising awareness about global hunger issues. Each chapter comes up with innovative and creative activities to raise awareness about and funds for Action Against Hunger.

This year we have 14 active HALT chapters from across the country making the 2010 -2011 school year HALT’s most popular year yet!

Race Against Hunger Educational Trips

Last week I traveled to Clinton, New Jersey to give presentations for the Race Against Hunger—our largest student initiative. I visited three schools in the Clinton Township School District: Clinton Township Middle School, Round Valley Academy and Spruce Run School. Aside from presenting to the students, I attended a PTA meeting where I met with parents, school administrators and the superintendent. It was an extremely rewarding experience meeting everyone and seeing how the whole community has gotten involved in supporting ACF and the Race Against Hunger.

Responding to Natural Disasters

In light of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I thought you might be interested in learning a bit about how Action Against Hunger responds to natural disasters in the countries where we work.

Service-Learning Conference Trip

Our Education Team traveled to Atlanta, GA last Wednesday to attend the National Service Learning Conference. We believe this was an experience worth sharing.

Students and educators from all over the U.S. joined together to share a wide variety of service-learning projects. Action Against Hunger was among many other nonprofits educating teachers and students about their service-learning program as well as promoting the different educational resources available for them.

Welcome to The Activist!

About a month ago, during one of our weekly team meetings, we were sitting around discussing the most frequently asked questions from students across the country – Why does a starving child’s stomach stick out as if he were full? What do parents do while their children are enrolled in a nutrition program? – and we wondered how we could answer the questions for everyone.

Action Against Hunger Announces Winner of First Online Student Contest

We are proud to present Kayla Baker as the winner of Action Against Hunger’s first online student contest. Kayla, an 8th grader from Lebanon, Oregon, decided to enter ACF’s student contest to raise awareness about global hunger. Her poem, Hunger, was inspired by the people in her community struggling with hunger.

Haiti Relief: We Came Together!

On March 29th, a group of individuals stopped by Action Against Hunger's office in New York City to present us with a donation raised by the students and faculty of City College of San Francisco’s John Adams Campus. Here is their inspiring story:

Race Against Hunger Off to a Record Start

This year, the Race Against Hunger promises to be bigger than ever. A national service-learning campaign to educate students about the symptoms and underlying causes of global hunger and malnutrition, the Race also raises vital funds for Action Against Hunger’s life-saving programs around the world.

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.


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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