2023 Faith in Action Lecture Series Features Advocates for Ending Hunger
Food justice activists Robert Egger and Alexander Justice Moore will deliver a keynote address during the 2023 Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench Faith in Action Lecture Series. Their lecture, “From Charity to Change,” will explore food scarcity and detail their experiences helping to battle hunger and poverty. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Cleary Family Auditorium.
A leading advocate for the power of food to end hunger and poverty, Egger founded the D.C. Central Kitchen, a training ground for aspiring chefs and entrepreneurs that has served millions of meals and helped individuals overcome homelessness, addiction, and poverty.
Egger’s model has been replicated across the country with the Campus Kitchen Project and the L.A. Kitchen. Collectively, these organizations have produced over 350 million meals and inspired a new generation of activists and social entrepreneurs. His 2004 book, Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding for All, explores how to build a successful and sustainable nonprofit organization.
His tireless dedication to this cause has earned him a position on the U.S. Department of State’s American Culinary Corps and as a Founding Board Member of The World Central Kitchen.
Moore’s journey to chief development officer at DC Central Kitchen began in 2006, and since then, he has become a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty in the nation’s capital and beyond. Moore’s contributions to DC Central Kitchen have also included publishing his first book, The Food Fighters: DC Central Kitchen’s First Twenty-Five Years on the Front Lines of Hunger and Poverty, which chronicles the organization’s history and impact. Moore’s commitment to ending hunger and poverty has been recognized by a variety of organizations and publications and he has been a featured speaker at dozens of colleges, universities, and major events, including South by Southwest Interactive, the Chesapeake Food Summit, and the Universities Fighting World Hunger Global Summit.
The Donald L. and Marilyn B. Muench Faith in Action Lecture Series was created to honor the legacy and heritage of the University’s founding Basilian Fathers. Lectures will explore the myriad ways that this tradition influences our culture and applies to our actions for positive good in our present times. The series is named in honor of long-time professor and Fisher alumnus, Dr. Donald Muench, a member of Fisher’s Pioneer Class, the Class of 1955.
This article was written by Tyler Cole ’23, a cybersecurity major and PR Writing Intern in the Office of Marketing and Communications.