Tour visit educates campus about world hunger


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (March 4, 2014) – The HungerU tour visited Tuskegee University’s campus in an effort to bring awareness to global hunger. The tour was held on University Avenue between the Kellogg Center Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University and Margaret Murray Washington Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour was part of a two-day event held Monday and today.

HungerU is a special project of Farmers Feeding the World and Farm Journal Foundation. The mobile exhibit featured a classroom with large flat screen digital displays and an interactive kiosk. The HungerU team also was an intricate part in reaching out and gaining the attention of university students and faculty. Participants took surveys on the kiosk and interacted with visuals appearing on the digital displays. Participants also filled out their contact information to get info about how to get involved with the program.

HungerU crew member Mollie Dykes said, “We strongly believe that awareness is the first step towards fighting hunger. How can we step up and make a change if we don’t even know the problem is even there? That’s what our main job is - bringing that awareness to students and educating them on how they can do something.”

HungerU also holds and administers activities on college campuses that help fight world hunger. Such activities include the Campus Kitchens Project. This project works with dining halls on college campuses to recover potentially wasted food and distribute them amongst communities where it is needed. 

By: David Nixon, Tuskegee University Office of Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing

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