Around the time Kathy Hamilton and Floyd Hammer were planning their retirement, they took an eye-opening trip to Tanzania, and the couple decided they still had work to do.
“When you stand in a hut in Africa, and you witness a young man die ... there's no way to explain to you what the feeling is,” Hammer told Politics Confidential, standing outside the White House. “If we had had a meal with us, we might have saved that life.”
After that trip nearly 10 years ago, Hamilton and Hammer set out to combat hunger, starting a non-profit organization, Outreach, which now operates in more than 15 countries and has delivered more than 233 million free meals to children suffering from hunger.
And, in a rare White House event Monday, Hamilton and Hammer were recognized for their contributions to combating hunger by not just one, but two U.S. presidents. President Obama and President George H.W. Bush shared the stage in presenting the 5000th Point of Light Award to theRead More »from From a hut in Africa to the White House: Two presidents honor a couple’s work to fight hunger