Three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ambassador Tony P. Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights around the world. He represented the Third District of Ohio (Dayton) in the U.S. Congress for twenty-four years and then went on to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Ambassador Hall founded and chaired several hunger initiatives including the Select Committee on Hunger and the Congressional Hunger Center, as well as the Hall Hunger Initiative (HHI) in Dayton, Ohio.
In addition to his work at HHI, Ambassador Hall also serves as Executive Director Emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger in Washington D.C. and is one of the founding members of the Dayton-Montgomery County Food and Hunger Coalition. Ambassador Hall is most well-known for his response to the abolishment of the Hunger Committee in 1993 when he fasted for twenty-two days to draw attention to the needs of people struggling with hunger in the United States and around the world. Ambassador Hall continues to be a champion for hunger relief in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, the United States, and around the world.