Feeding America, National Geographic and Mario Batali Team Up to Share Stories Hunger and Hope in our Country

Your Shot Assignment Captures Stories and Images of People Who Struggle with Hunger and People Who Work to Alleviate It

November 19, 2014

Feeding America today announced that acclaimed chef Mario Batali will serve as a guest editor for National Geographic magazine’s Your Shot assignment to inspire people to care about the issue of hunger in America. Batali is a member of the Feeding America Entertainment Council and a longtime anti-hunger advocate. Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, providing food to more than 46 million Americans each year.

This year, National Geographic magazine’s editorial narrative is “The Future of Food.” In tandem, the Your Shot assignment “The Story of Hunger and Hope” project is designed to capture photographs of what hunger looks like in communities around the country and convey the hope that exists when people work together to solve the problem. 

Selected photographs from the Your Shot campaign will be included in the book Feeding America: Stories of Hunger and Hope, which is scheduled to be published October 2015, the book is being created as a persuasive tool for inspiring people to support hunger-relief efforts.

Your Shot is National Geographic’s online community of nearly 500,000 photographers designed to tell stories through compelling photography. Anyone can join the Your Shot community to participate in the assignment.  

Throughout the assignment, which closes Sunday, November 30, Batali will help raise awareness by sharing his perspective on select submitted photos. The top photographs will be announced and posted on Monday, December 8. 

This project is funded by The Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

Attention editors: Please contact Rebecca Penovich at rpenovich@ngs.org for access to a photo gallery.


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About Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About National Geographic

With a mission to inspire, illuminate and teach, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The member-supported Society, which believes in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world, reaches over 600 million people each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 research, conservation and exploration projects, and its education programs promote geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com. 


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