The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Iowa Hunger Summit

The Hunger Advocate’s Toolkit

Speaker Mr. Rick McNary - VP of Public & Private Partnerships, Outreach, Inc.`
Mr. Nathan Magrath - Manager of Communications and Outreach, Alliance to End Hunger
Schedule Breakout Sessions, Round Two (10/13/2015 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

What comes to mind when you think of the word “advocacy?”  Who is involved?  What activities constitute advocacy? Who is an advocate?  All of these questions may have broader definitions, implications, and applications than someone may think. Join the Alliance to End Hunger as advocacy is discussed on a personal, organizational, and community-wide level.  Learn how you can do your own small or large part to advocate for a nation free from hunger, and explore a newly-released “Advocacy Playbook” that can help guide anti-hunger workers into anti-hunger advocates.  This breakout session is appropriate for all levels of advocates, from beginners to seasoned, and will provide an opportunity for shared learning.

Organized by The Alliance to End Hunger

About Mr. Rick McNary:

Rick is Vice President of Private and Public Partnerships for Outreach, Inc., a nonprofit based in Iowa with an international NGO in Tanzania.

Rick is an innovator and advocate in the hunger space as evidenced by the development of the Kansas Hunger Dialogue in conjunction with Universities Fighting World Hunger, which gathers top administrators, faculty, and students from Kansas’ institutions of higher learning to collaborate on hunger. The Hunger Dialogue is now being replicated in other states.  Rick is also the 2012 recipient of a National Innovation Award from the Alliance to End Hunger for his Healthy Foods/Hunger Free Community model. 

He serves as Treasurer of the Executive Board for the Alliance to End Hunger in Washington, D.C., where he co-chairs the Alliance’s Advocacy Committee. Rick also serves as an Advisor to the National Hunger Free Communities Network.

Rick is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of world hunger and blogs for several national and international hunger sites. He is the author of, Hunger Bites: Bite Size Stories of Inspiration.  His novel, Voices on the Prairie, was released in the summer of 2015.  Rick lives in Kansas with his wife, Christine. They have five children and four grandchildren.


About Mr. Nathan Magrath:

Nathan Magrath serves as Manager of Communications and Outreach for the Alliance to End Hunger, a non-profit coalition of organizations committed to building the public and political will to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.  In his capacity, Nathan provides basic communications support for the Alliance, including social media, newsletter publication, and additional media outreach.  Nathan also assists in advocacy activities, specifically—but not limited to—international food security policy and programs.  Nathan holds a BA in Political Science from Hope College and an MA in International Development Administration from Western Michigan University.  He lives in Fairfax, VA.

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