Once you realize the full impact of hunger in your community and around the world, the natural next question is “What can I do about it?”
The answer: A lot.
Here are just a few ideas...
Start a chapter
Is your school a member of Universities Fighting World Hunger? If so, stay in touch via our website and share information about your activities and initiatives. If not, consider starting a student chapter on your campus. Click here to register your school or sign up to get updates and newsletters and keep in contact with UFWH. Learn more about starting a UFWH initiative on your campus here.
PUSH to sign
Has your college or university president or chancellor committed to making hunger a priority issue for your campus? Check here to see if he or she has signed the PUSH (Presidents United to Solve Hunger) commitment. If your university is not yet a PUSH institution, consider starting a campaign to get your leadership onboard. Find out how.
Attend a Summit
Each year hundreds of students, administrators and multi-sector leaders from around the world gather to share ideas, innovations and best practices in the fight against hunger at the UFWH Annual Summit. If you’re not sure how to get involved, consider beginning at this 2-day amazing event. Information about the 2017 Summit coming soon!
Join the Movement
Hunger is everywhere – probably even on your campus – and there is likely a student organization addressing this challenge. Find out if one of our Student Engagement Partners (listed below) is active on your campus and form a partnership. Hunger can be solved, but only if we all work together.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT PARTNERS
In addition to a UFWH chapter on your campus, these organizations can also help transform your passion for a hunger-free world into tangible action and powerful results.
Bread for the world
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including our government, must do their part. Together, we can build the political commitment needed to overcome hunger and poverty. More information
Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger brings people together to bake and sell challah, in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. We support 70+ chapters around the world who operate weekly, baking and selling 30 to 300 loaves of challah. Each chapter evenly splits its donations between our national cause, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and a local organization of their choice.
FeelGood is a youth movement turning college into a time of effective global action. On campuses across the country, students run a successful social enterprise—a grilled cheese deli— to raise money and build public support for the end of extreme hunger and poverty. In the process students gain critical business, leadership and teamwork skills that serve them throughout their lives.
The HungerU Tour is dedicated to connecting with college students and sharing the story of modern ag’s role in tackling world hunger. Farmers Feeding the World brings together all of American agriculture and consumers throughout the United States to feed those in immediate crisis and teach the hungry, regardless of circumstance, to feed themselves.
The Campus Kitchens Project
The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national leader in community service for students and is the future of hunger relief. We partner with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.
Thought for food
TFF is a movement dedicated to tackling the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people through bold, breakthrough solutions. We run an annual competition to catalyze university students from all fields of study to learn more about the complex challenges surrounding food security, and inspire them to channel their creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference.
Kirchner Food Fellowship
The Kirchner Food Fellowship is an opportunity for an elite group of student leaders to be engaged in investment decisions on agriculture-oriented businesses with ground-breaking technologies which can provide long-term sustainable solutions, both environmentally and economically to global food security.