Student-Powered Hunger Relief

Food Waste & Hunger Summit

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The fourth annual Food Waste & Hunger Summit is March 24-25 at the Walsh University in Canton, Ohio.

Each spring, we host a Food Waste & Hunger Summit that brings together leading national nonprofit organizations and engaged students who are working to fight food waste and hunger, for a packed weekend of learning about advocacy, service and leadership.

This year, two nonprofit powerhouses in the fight against hunger and food waste are teaming up to host their annual Summits at Walsh University. The Campus Kitchens Project and Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) have 25 combined years of experience in mobilizing citizens — especially university students— to build a more sustainable food system. This year, the combined 4th Annual Food Waste & Hunger Summit and the 12th Annual UFWH Summit will be presenting Summit Squared at  Walsh University in Canton, Ohio on March 24-25.

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Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) is a global higher education movement focused on educating, mobilizing and organizing students, administrators and faculty in the war against hunger. The innovative model was launched by Auburn University in 2004 in partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The movement has involved nearly 300 universities worldwide and includes three major activities:

  • Hunger awareness and consciousness-raising: knowing and caring about hunger
  • Advocacy: teaching students to become strong activists for causes in which they believe
  • Academic initiatives: including a Hunger Studies minor curriculum and relevant academic research, often in partnership with international organizations, such as WFP and FAO
  • UFWH is the only student movement that unites all academic disciplines – from agriculture to engineering and from business to communications – in the collaborative effort to solve hunger.

Questions? Please contact Laura Belazis at 202-847-0223 or lbelazis@campuskitchens.org.

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