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  • Paying it Forward to Build Food Security

    In 2010, Erik Schultz helped launch Thriive, a nonprofit organization that pursues an innovative approach to food security in diverse worldwide locations such as Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, and Nicaragua. Focusing on the growing needs of small-scale agricultural and food products businesses, such as, smallholder farms and livestock operations, Thriive helps grow the entire food chain, from producers to consumers, making them more resilient and self-reliant.

  • Working Together to Give Children a Healthy Start

    Jovita Flores was concerned about her children's eating habits, and decided to address the issue with other moms in the community. She piloted a Breakfast in the Classroom program that allowed children to pick up a healthy breakfast when they go to school, ensuring a nutritious start to the day for students in Chicago schools.

  • Food – People – Power

    Dana Harvey is the Executive Director of Mandela MarketPlace, a community-directed and community-owned local food system that includes a cooperative grocery retail, local produce distribution center, produce service for corner markets, network of urban production farms and a youth leadership program that is a model for other communities. With the grocery stores, Mandela MarketPlace promotes healthy and locally produced foods, and provides jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to residents who otherwise may not have a chance to own a business.

  • Rebuilding Our Food Traditions

    With diabetes and childhood obesity rising in Native American communities and nationally, Terrol Johnson strives to reverse this by providing access to healthy, affordable and culturally-appropriate foods.

  • Empowering a New Generation of Farmers at Home and Abroad

    Dr. Govind Kannan believes that the sustainability of small farms is the key to revitalizing rural communities and strengthening food security worldwide. Govind educates minoirty and underprivileged students, conducting applied research and outreach, to empower small, limited resource, and underrepresented farmers with the knowledge and technical skills needed to sustain successful agricultural enterprises.

  • One More Mountain to Climb

    In December of 2003, Dr. June Henton and her colleagues launched "Auburn's War on Hunger," in partnership with the UN World Food Programme. Soon after, the program launched a higher education movement throughout the country and world, known as Universities Fighting World Hunger.

  • A Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture

    After completing his service as U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Kenneth M. Quinn returned home to Iowa to lead the World Food Prize Foundation. Fueled by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s legacy, Kenneth strives to eradicate hunger and poverty through the World Food Prize recognition, inspiring Nobel-like achievement.

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  • Transforming Communities through Public Education

  • Fostering a School and Home Connection