Thursday, September 24, 2009
The Hunger Project, an international organization whose headquarters is in New York City, has representatives at the Convention Center bringing awareness about worldwide hunger and poverty to the G20 Summit. The Hunger Project Vice President John Coonrod says they specifically are telling those from G20 countries about the pledge President Obama made at a G8 Summit in Italy over the summer. Coonrod says the President committed $20 billion toward food security, and Hunger Project representatives are urging G20 countries utilize that resource. He says the hungriest need to be fed, noting women living in third world countries. The Hunger Project has programs in 13 countries, with fundraising programs in an additional 10 countries.