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Inspired At The Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, A US School Expands Its Impact In The Fight Against Hunger

Ten years ago, a movement to connect students, educators and schools in fighting hunger began at Auburn University in partnership with the World Food Programme. The movement continues today. From 20 to 22 February, passionate students and university leaders will join together at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, for the tenth annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit to celebrate a decade of uniting students in the anti-hunger movement and look to where that movement grows next. Post date: 01/20/2015 - 22:58

A Canadian University's Resounding Yes For Solving Hunger: Where It Stands Today

In 2012, Carleton University student Jonathan Courtney had a simple idea that would make it easy for his peers to make a big impact on hunger. Less than three years later, his creative idea is making a major contribution in the fight against hunger and raising incredible awareness in the process. Post date: 01/16/2015 - 16:48

Ten Years After Devastating Tsunami, The Former Sri Lanka Country Director Reflects

On Sunday, 26 December 2004, Jeff Taft-Dick, the country director of Sri Lanka at the time, stopped into the country office in Colombo ahead of a beach vacation with his family that they were leaving for later that day. They never made it out of town, as reports of the tsunami began to pour in, and an emergency operation was launched. Ten years later, Mr. Taft-Dick, an American now retired in Vermont, US, reflects back on the emergency response following the devastating tsunami. Post date: 12/31/2014 - 17:15

Presidents United To Solve Hunger Brings Universities To The UN For The Signing Of A Historic Commitment

Presidents of universities around the world came together at the United Nations in New York on December 9 to publicly sign the Presidents United to Solve Hunger commitment to make food and nutrition security priorities on their campuses. Before a packed chamber of students, parents, educators and members of the hunger-fighting community, they did exactly that.

Post date: 12/10/2014 - 20:49