Issue Partners

The Kirchner Food Fellowship Program has formed partnerships with leading organizations that are helping to address this global issue.


Thought For Food is a non-profit and next generation power-house. Established in 2011, TFF supports high-impact next-generation global leaders at universities around the world to use cutting edge tools to find innovative solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing our future, namely how are we going to feed 9+ billion people by 2050?



Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) a voluntary organization of some 300 universities worldwide engaged in stimulating students not only to be aware of critical problems related to global food security but who also have the passion and commitment to make a difference.




PUSH logoPUSH – In February 2014 the Hunger Solutions Institute, in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO) held a High Level interactive forum, “Shaping the Collective Role of Universities as a Partner in Ending Hunger” to determine how to better coordinate efforts to address these critical issues. A consensus outcome from that gathering, which drew 70 leaders from 30 universities in Canada, the United States and Latin America, was the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security.