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Building a Future without Food Waste & Hunger
In the spring of 2017, two nonprofit powerhouses in the fight against hunger and food waste teamed up to host their annual Summits at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. 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 wwas hosted by Walsh University in Canton, Ohio on March 24-25. Organizing Partners Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH)
Universities Fighting World Hunger 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.
The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP)
Founded in 2001, the Campus Kitchens Project is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger and food waste in their community. On more than 50 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community, that they will carry with them into future careers. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events. To learn more about our work or bring The Campus Kitchens Project to your school,
. visit campuskitchens.org