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  •  Hunger Week Recap

    On behalf of FAI and BTGAP, we would like to thank all who were able to participate in Hunger Week for making it such a success!

    Moreover, SCU’s newest club BTGAP had an excellent debut as a club and particularly made last week a success through extensive outreach to students, active Facebook posts of hunger facts, and raising general awareness about Hunger. Here’s a short recap of the week!

    Monday May 20th, Hunger Week kicked off with the documentary “A Place at the Table,” followed by a discussion on current hunger issues in the US. Overall, students took away a much greater awareness of the issue and enthusiasm for the rest of the Hunger Week events.

    On Tuesday May 21st, the inspiring Paul Matteucci spoke on his fascinating venture Feeding10Billion. There was a large showing of students, in which many spoke to Paul after about their own business ideas for sustainable ways to feed the eventual world population of 10 billion.

    Wednesday May 22nd several Santa Clara students, as well as students from a local elementary school, joined forces to bag 300 lbs of dry pinto beans into smaller 4 lb portions to hand out to local farm workers. The beans were distributed out to over 70 farm-working families at a Salinas berry farm this past Monday.

    Finally, an all day fast ending with a feast on Thursday May 23rd concluded Hunger Week. Students wore yellow wristbands all day to raise hunger awareness, and were sure to make the feast later that evening.

    Once again, we can’t thank everyone who participated enough. We hope that everyone was able to take away a heightened awareness of current hunger issues and can’t wait until next year’s Hunger Week!

  •  Food for Thought: Slow Food Movement

    SLOW FOOD SOUTH BAY

    Thursday, May 30th

    Noon - 1:00pm

    Room 126, Lucas Hall 

     

    Peg Champion and Brad Whitworth will present the mission, programs, successes and challenges of the Slow Food movement.

    RSVP: www.slowfoodsouthbay.eventbrite.com 

    Slow Food is a non-profit organization dedicated to clean, good, and fair food throuough the world. Slow Food South Bay is a local chapter of the International Slow Food Movement, which has over 100,000 members globally. Slow Food promotes education about food production, labeling, social justice, school nutrition, and farm polices.

     

    Come to this Food for Thought lecture to learn about the advocacy work being done by leaders in our local food community. 

     

    For more information, contact : armadden@scu.edu - OR - www.slowfoodsouthbay.org

    Click here to check out the event flyer for more information!

  •  Hunger Week: Fast and Feast!

     

     

    To end Hunger Week 2013, we will be holding a day long fast with a feast at the end to celebrate the completion of Hunger Week! Be sure to wear your yellow wristband so show your support to end hunger and raise awareness! We will be tabling during lunch hours next Monday thru Thursday, so pick up your wristbands then. Below are further details about the feast.

    When?

    Thursday May 23rd at 6:30pm

    Where?

    Lucas Patio on the 3rd Floor

    Why?

    Delicious food for all from meat-eaters to pescatarians to vegetarians!

    Raise awareness of hunger and show your support by wearing the yellow wristbands.  

    It is also a way to get involved with SCU’s newest club BTGAP, Bridging the Gap to Alleviating Poverty. The club has a lot of opportunities available for its members, so get involved now!

    How do you get a spot at this delicious feast?

    RSVP @ www.hungerweekfeast.eventbrite.com  to confirm your place at the table!

     

    We hope to see you there! Make sure to spread the word about Hunger Week by adding #scuhungerweek2013 to your Instagrams/Twitter/Facebook images of the events!

  •  Hunger Week; Volunteer to Bag Beans!

     

     

    Want to directly help prevent hunger in your local community? As part of Hunger Week, you  can volunteer to bag beans for our local farm workers! We will be redistributing 300 lbs. of pinto beans into portions of beans for a family of four and then taking them to local farms and handing them out to the workers.

    When?

    Wednesday May 22nd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Where?

    The Forge!

    Why?

    You can directly help your local community,

    whether it’s for five minutes or an hour, it’s up to you!

     

    It is also a way to get involved with SCU’s newest club BTGAP, Bridging the Gap to Alleviating Poverty. The club has a lot of opportunities available for its members, so get involved now!

    There will be snacks provided courtesy of BTGAP.

     

    We hope to see you there! This is an easy way to positively impact our local community, as well as a great opportunity to get involved on campus in SCU’s newest club BTGAP! Make sure to spread the word about Hunger Week by adding #scuhungerweek2013 to your Instagrams/Twitter/Facebook images of the events!

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