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2019 Speaker | Amb. Tony Hall

Amb. Tony Hall
Executive Director Emeritus, Alliance to End Hunger

Three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ambassador Tony P. Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights in the world. Ambassador Hall serves as Executive Director Emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger. As such, Ambassador Hall acts as an emissary at meetings with leading policymakers and international officials, builds relationships with Alliance members, and speaks on issues of food security at conferences around the country. Ambassador Hall meets regularly with Members of Congress to encourage them to become more actively engaged on hunger issues – especially by taking leadership for a Hunger Free Community program in their own district or state.

Ambassador Hall served as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, Italy, from 2002 to 2005. Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Hall represented the Third District of Ohio (Dayton) in the U.S. Congress for twenty-four years. During his tenure, he authored legislation that supported food aid, child survival, basic education, primary health care, micro-enterprise, and development assistance in the world’s poorest countries. Ambassador Hall founded and chaired the Congressional Hunger Center, a non-governmental organization committed to ending hunger through training and educational programs for emerging leaders.

In 2015, Tony founded the Hall Hunger Initiative in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, with the goal of building collaboration among community stakeholders to reduce food insecurity and increase food access.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Ambassador Hall and his wife Janet live in Arlington, Virginia, where they raised two children.

The Alliance to End Hunger engages diverse institutions to build the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad.

Established in 2001 by Bread for the World, the Alliance to End Hunger was developed as a platform for both secular and faith organizations to join together in the fight against hunger. In 2004, the Alliance became an independent organization and has since grown into a diverse coalition of more than 90 members– corporations, non-profit groups, universities, associations, individuals, health care providers, foundations, and faith-based organizations – all working together in the fight against hunger. The Alliance to End Hunger develops innovative partnerships among its members; political commitment among leaders; and connections among groups working to end hunger domestically and internationally.

The Alliance also spearheads two initiatives. The Hunger Free Communities Network supports broad-based, multi-sector coalitions that are committed to ending hunger in communities across the United States. The Alliance also hosts the SDG2 Advocacy Hub, which provides a platform for an array of organizations around the globe to communicate and coordinate efforts to end hunger around the world by the global target of 2030.

You can learn more about the Alliance to End Hunger at

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