Hunger Project

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The Hunger Project "is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger.

"In Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers millions of women and men to end their own hunger. The Hunger Project has pioneered low-cost, bottom-up, gender-focused strategies in each region where hunger persists. These strategies mobilize clusters of rural villages to create and run their own programs that achieve lasting progress in health, education, nutrition and family income." [1]

Werner Erhard, along with John Denver, Robert W. Fuller, and others, founded The Hunger Project in 1977.


Our past and present corporate and foundation sponsors include: [2]


Accessed November 2011: [3]

Honorary members

Directors (updated February 2006) [4]

  • Charles Deull, Secretary
  • Lena Ariola, Treasurer
  • Joan Holmes - President, The Hunger Project
  • Queen Noor of Jordan
  • Peter G. Bourne - Chair, Visiting Scholar, Green College, Oxford
  • Javier Perez de Cuellar - Former Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Joaquim Alberto Chissano - Former President, Mozambique; 1997 Africa Prize Laureate
  • Amartya Sen - Lamont University Professor, Harvard 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • V. Mohini Giri - Former chair, National Commission for Women, India
  • Steven J. Sherwood - Chair, CWS Capital Partners LLC, U.S.
  • Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe - Former Vice President of Uganda
  • Chair - Audit and Finance Committee - George M. Weiss - President, Beechtree Capital Group, LLC, U.S.
  • Cecilia Loría - Former Director, INDESOL, Mexico
  • Chair Emeritus - M. S. Swaminathan - Chair, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
  • George Mathew - Director, Institute of Social Sciences, India



The Hunger Project,
5 Union Square West,
New York, NY 10003
Phone: +1-212-251-9100
Fax: +1-212-532-9785

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Mission, Hunger Project, accessed November 27, 2007.
  2. Corporations and Foundations, Hunger Project, accessed November 27, 2007.
  3. Board, Hunger Project, accessed November 15, 2011.
  4. Board, Hunger Project, accessed November 27, 2007.