Confronted with the national reality that two in five college students are skipping meals to keep the lights on, the Oregon State community is saying enough is enough.
This giving season, Beavers all over the world are coming together to address student hunger at OSU. Your gift to Beavers Fight Hunger will directly fund resources at OSU's Human Services Resource Center (HSRC), such as the food pantry and other programs that help reduce food insecurity among our students. And by giving today, you can take advantage of a generous match to increase your impact.
Just $8 is enough to buy a student a meal with their study group in the dining hall, and $20 provides a student with enough groceries from the food pantry for an entire month.
Let's refuse to let OSU students go hungry: https://beavsgive.org/?cfpage=project&project_id=30777
To close out 2019 Hunger Free Communities Summit held at the University of the District of Columbia, Aaron R., winner of the 2018 World Food Day Poetry Competition, presented his poem, "Hunger Pains," to about 100 hunger-prevention practitioners from around the country.
Thanks to Minerva Delgado and her colleagues at the Alliance to End Hunger for hosting the meeting and for making this opportunity possible.
To mark the celebration of #WorldFoodDay, Dr. Hiram Larew wrote a blog post for the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) featuring several poems published here, on the Poetry X Hunger Initiative website. The piece can be found here: http://www.aiard.org/aiardblog/poetry-speaks-to-hunger
The good folks at End Hunger UK have reached out to 2018 World Food Day Poetry Prize winner, Aaron R to use a video of his performance poem, "Hunger Pains," for their programs. We look forward to what may develop with this exciting cross-Atlantic connection!
Dr. Hiram Larew reflects on his participation in a reading along with Rick Rupert at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles:
"What a treat to read with Poetry Super Highway's Rick Lupert on Oct 3 at Los Angeles' Beyond Baroque venue and series. (www.beyondbaroque.org)
Thanks to Richard Modiano and Emmitt Conklin of Beyond Baroque for hosting and for recording the reading.
The palm trees in Los Angeles will never be quite the same..."
End Hunger UK Week of Action is happening during the week of 11th - 18th October.
We are hoping that all around the country people who think that it is simply not right that so many are locked into food poverty will come together to raise awareness, put on events, and ask their MPs to take action.
You can organize something in your area any time over the Week, or come to London on Wednesday 16th October to take part in the Day of Action. Click here for more info.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has a weekly news round up that offers the latest developments in the food and agriculture sector. Here is one of the latest issues with a link to a new report "Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future".
https://www.bardsagainsthunger.com/ - Bards Against Hunger national project.
In 2013 a poetry group on Long Island, NY decided to host a poetry reading to gather food for a local food bank. The poets who attended like the idea so much that it was turned it into an annual event. As the tradition continued, the idea spread to other poetry groups and states. And it keeps growing with each passing year!
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