Ambassador Tony Hall and Hunger

Ambassador Tony Hall created the Hall Hunger Initiative in 2015 as part of his life-long work to end hunger. He represented the third district of Ohio, and therefore, Dayton in Congress from 1979 to 2002. In 1984, he witnessed children starving to death in Ethiopia. That experience changed his life.  Since then, he has become one of the world’s leading advocates for ending hunger and improving human rights in America and around the world.

While in Congress, Ambassador Tony Hall fasted for 22 days to call attention to hunger, leading the World Bank to invest $100 million towards reducing hunger. After Congress, he was appointed United Nation’s Ambassador for Food and Agriculture. He has personally worked with those experiencing hunger in more than 100 countries, learned from Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. He created the Hall Hunger Initiative in 2015 to focus on local food issues.

In addition to his work at HHI, Ambassador Tony Hall also serves as Executive Director Emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger.


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We were founded by Ambassador Tony Hall in 2015 with the generous support of the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation and in partnership with United Way of Greater Dayton Area.

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