HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger
HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

Harvard University students, faculty, staff and members of the community are being invited to experience an opportunity to learn about one of the most pressing global challenges of the next 35 years: world hunger.

On April 24, the interactive HungerU mobile exhibit will be in the courtyard area outside of the Harvard Kennedy School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit encourages people to learn about the global hunger challenge and solutions for feeding the world.

There will also be a “Take Your Seat at the Table” panel discussion from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Starr Auditorium, moderated by T.J. Menn, founder of the school’s new agriculture professional interest council. It will be an open dialogue about hunger and agriculture.

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“HungerU helps build awareness of the hunger issue and the critical role modern agriculture plays by putting food on our tables,” said Tracee Shiebel, who travels with the exhibit as a member of the HungerU Crew. “We encourage people to take action in their communities to help meet the growing demand for safe, nutritious and affordable food.”

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Hunger and malnutrition are responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other cause. Even in the United States, one in six Americans goes to bed hungry at night. Future generations will also be faced with feeding the exploding population, which is expected to top 9 billion by 2050.

The HungerU spring 2015 tour will visit eight universities in the northeast, including Harvard University. In the last two and a half years, the exhibit has been to nearly 70 universities throughout the United States.

HungerU is a special project of the Farm Journal Foundation that travels to university campuses engaging students in conversations about the growing hunger crisis and empowering them to take action.

The Farm Journal Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.

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