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Food, Farming, and Health Experts to Share Perspectives at Second Annual Food Tank Summit

WHO: Food Tank and American University’s School of International Service

WHAT: Second Annual Food Tank Summit

WHERE: Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

WHEN: April 20-21, 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Background: Food Tank, a global non-profit organization, in partnership with American University’s School of International Service, is bringing together leaders from all sectors of the food industry to discuss innovative nutrition, health, and agricultural policies that can have a significant impact in the global fight against hunger, obesity, poverty, and environmental degradation. Food Tank shares stories of hope and success in agriculture, and helps individuals and organizations to advocate for changes in the way we grow and consume our food.

During the two-day event representatives of the business community, non-profit and farmers’ organizations, policy makers, funders, and chefs will gather to share their ideas on how to create a food system that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.

Speakers this year include U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; Jeff Dunn, President, Campbell Fresh Division; Rep. Mike Conaway, (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture; Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME); and writer and activist Raj Patel.

Last year’s Food Tank Summit brought together 400 attendees from more than 25 states and more than 15,000 online, real-time participants from more than 125 countries. This year, Food Tank is quadrupling its reach by hosting additional summits in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Chicago, IL, Sacramento, CA, and New Orleans, LA.

The event will be livestreamed and available on the Food Tank website.

American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-10 school of international affairs. Located in Washington, DC, SIS prepares 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students for global service in government, nonprofits, and business—and connects them to an active international network of more than 15,000 alumni. Our students graduate prepared to connect theory with practice and “wage peace” in our world.

About American University
American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

About Food Tank
Food Tank ( is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty. Food Tank also creates networks of people, organizations, and content that push for food system change.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.