Coordinated in collaboration with the U.S. House Select Committee on Hunger, Medford
Declaration to End Hunger in the United States and over twenty national organizations.

* Link: Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy: Hunger in the U.S.:Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  In 1993, the House of Representatives voted to eliminate all its Select Committees, leading the way for the formation of the bi-partisan, non-profit Congressional Hunger Center (CHC).
In 1990, as an athlete and coach training for international competition in two sports, Stephen M. Apatow, developed an interest in expanding from the elite arts and Olympic development program level to youth leadership and development.  His first national project, Cycle Across America for Substance Abuse Prevention was coordinated with the National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information and opened the first toll free hotline for the federal resource for drug and alcohol information. Today, this project is recognized as the largest touch outreach ever coordinated by the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (now known as the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In 1993, he set out on his next challenge, a 3000 mile "Run Across America for Hunger, Homelessness, Poverty and Community Service," in a relay with Timothy Gannon, also from Milford, Connecticut.  For 133 days, from Washington D.C. to San Francisco, California, Apatow and Gannon ran 25-40 miles per day, met with the executive directors of frontline service programs, conducted talks on community service for youth leadership programs and press conferences.  The project was completed in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, with July 15, 1993 being named Stephen M. Apatow and Timothy Gannon Day in the city of San Francisco, California.

The cross section of unmet needs outlines in both national projects led to the formation of the nonprofit organization Humanitarian Resource Institute in 1994. 

20 Years Later - 1993-2013

Efforts to specifically address the unmet needs of frontline service programs, defined during the 1993 "Run Across America" project, were transitioned into unmet needs based strategic planning in every city/county area of the United States through the America's Action Plan for Community Service.  Specific unmet needs relating community support systems for veterans and their families is being coordinated through the Not Forgotten: Restore Warriors Project.

For additional information contact:

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282


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